After a 25-0 victory over Williams in its opening tournament two weeks ago, Bowdoin defeated its NESCAC rival again last Saturday by the same score. The Polar Bears have yet to allow a point this season and have scored 127 points in four games.

Said Head Coach MaryBeth Mathews, "It really was a different game and I think that from my perspective any time a team gets beaten they're going to come back with a lot of determination and they did."

After a strong push from Williams in the first 15 minutes of the first half, Bowdoin responded with two tries from Anita Shah '14 and Dani McAvoy '13.

"At the very start of the game we were on our heels a little bit," said captain Katie Mathews '12, "but we had major breaks in our line and feel like our aggression was good."

Bowdoin dominated the second half with scores from Uche Esonu '13, Kerry Townsend '13 and McAvoy for a final score of 25-0.

"Williams, to their credit, were big and strong and tried to control a mauling or stand up style of play," said MaryBeth Mathews. "Their ability to dictate that kind of game took us out of ours, but we settled in after 15 minutes and made a few changes to our line outs and ruck defense and started playing better."

Bowdoin's B team played the UMass-Amherst B side this past weekend, where the Polar Bears played well, but not well enough, and lost by a score of 15-0.

"We saw good things from every girl out there," said MaryBeth Mathews. "They played a lot of defense and didn't run with it a lot. It was cool to see them out there having light bulbs go on and playing."

The Polar Bears look to carry their momentum into tomorrow's match at Colby, whose team, Katie Mathews said, is much improved, with "better leadership, skills and numbers."

"I think that they are going to be a strong team and are eager to be in this NESCAC conference," said MaryBeth Mathews. "And I think that it will be one of our toughest games of the fall."

-Compiled by Luke Lamar.