The women's lacrosse team churned out two wins this week, highlighted by a 20-1 victory over Husson on Wednesday.

Coming off a tough loss against Middlebury earlier in the season, the women benefited from a week of rest and recuperation. The team was more than prepared to face a conference team, Williams, and show its mettle. After an impressive game against the Ephs last weekend, the women then took on Husson in a Wednesday evening matchup.

The non-conference home game was an easy victory, and the team now looks to its game against Tufts today, in which the Polar Bears hope to win a place in the NESCAC quarterfinals.

Initially, the game started with the teams exchanging goals, but Bowdoin quickly pulled ahead and entered intermission leading 14-1. From there, the Polar Bears never looked back. The women allowed only a single shot on goal by Husson during the second half and won easily.

First year Cayla Liptak had three goals for Bowdoin, and Devin Hardy '13 and Jordan Smith '14 both had two assists. Additionally, first year Betsy Sachs had three assists for the Polar Bears.

Last Saturday, the women handed Williams a decisive 12-5 defeat that ended the season for the Ephs. With the victory, the team also clinched a berth in the NESCAC. This marks the first time that the team had reached 11 wins since the 2006 season.

Seven minutes into the game, Williams was leading 2-1. The Polar Bears quickly bounced back, however. Taking advantage of its defense, the team ran off five consecutive goals that gave Bowdoin a 6-2 advantage. Williams never managed to get within striking distance.

With eight minutes left in the period, Williams cut Bowdoin's lead to three, but the Polar Bears then held the Ephs scoreless for the next 30 minutes.

During that time, Bowdoin scored four times to bring the tally to 10-3. With only seven minutes left to play, the women cruised to a smooth 12-5 victory.

Katie Stewart '12 finished with five goals. Elizabeth Clegg '12, McKenna Teague '12 and Jordan Smith '14 each had two scores, while Clegg collected six ground balls as well.

After two heartening victories at home, the women are looking forward to an April 29 game at Bates.