The women's field hockey team continued its undefeated season with an impressive 5-1 win over Colby on Wednesday.

While the women defeated the Mules last year, they were anticipating a competitive game typical of the Bowdoin-Colby rivalry.

"There is always a lot of pride on the line," coach Nicky Pearson said.

Sophomore Elizabeth Clegg kicked off the game on Colby's home turf, scoring two goals in the first seven minutes. Katie Herter '12 and Kassey Matoin '13 also scored to bring the score to 4-0 at the half.

Only moments into the second half, Herter scored again to take the lead to 5-0.

Colby managed to score a single goal on a penalty corner, but Bowdoin held them off and kept the lead.

The Polar Bears had a busy weekend, playing against Wesleyan and Wheaton College on Saturday and Sunday, their 10th and 11th games of the season.

The team beat Wheaton 7-0 on Sunday, with three goals scored by Clegg, Cathleen Smith '13 and Ingrid Oelschlager '11 before the half. In the second half, Matoin, Ella Curren '12 and first year Katie Riley brought the total to seven to secure another victory for the Polar Bears.

"We definitely dominated the game," Pearson said. "Wheaton really only had one shot against us."

Last Saturday the team proved its mettle in a close game against Wesleyan, ultimately beating the Pioneers 2-1.

Going into Wesleyan, who beat the Polar Bears last year, Pearson was nervous.

"They have a good goalie, and I was concerned about dangerous breakaway situations," she said.

However, after a scoreless first half, Curren and Clegg both scored within the first 10 minutes of the second half.

Ultimately, Wesleyan only had three attempts to score.

"Wesleyan is a good team, and defensively to limit them to only three shots on goal is great," Pearson said.

While proud of the defense, however, the team will still be working on their defensive angles.

"We've done a really good job of limiting some good teams in high percentage opportunities, and now we're trying to stay focused on a day-to-day basis," Pearson said.

Last Wednesday the Polar Bears dominated in a game against University of Maine at Farmington, winning 9-0.

In the upcoming week the team will face Williams, another tough NESCAC competitor, and will continue to work on offensive placement.

"We really want to get the first touch around the goal so we can get a good shot," Pearson said.