After the women's lacrosse team was unable to field a team against Plymouth State and Wesleyan due to illness last weekend, the team rebounded from its sickness to thrash Wellesley to a 17-3 victory last night.

Upon the return of the team's Spring Break trip to Florida, a number of the women became ill with strep throat, bronchitis, and the flu.

At one point when they returned only nine players were healthy, according to a player on the team. Despite everything, the team went 5-2 on the road trip.

The Wesleyan game was rescheduled for April 13, while the new date for the Plymouth State game has yet to be announced.

Wellesley came into the game at Bowdoin with an overall record of 6-2, though they had been destroyed by the very same score of 17-3 by the only other NESCAC team they faced, Tufts.

Despite Wellesley's strong record, the Polar Bears dominated the game from the outset, scoring two goals in the first minute of play.

By halftime, the Bears lead had increased to a score of 10-2.

The Bears really closed the door at the beginning of the second half, however, when they scored six unanswered goals to start the half.

After the Blue had finally scored again, Bowdoin scored its final goal to complete the 17-3 score-line.

The team continues its NESCAC play this weekend as it takes on Trinity at home on Saturday at noon.