After outscoring opponents 127-0 over its first four games, the women's rugby team gave up its first points of the season in a 22-7 win at Colby.

Bowdoin opened the scoring after about 15 minutes of play when a series of pick-and-goes by juniors Dani McAvoy and Uche Esonu fed captain Katie Mathews '12 for the try. Colby responded on the ensuing possession with a long run to tie the game.

The Polar Bears soon took advantage of penalties to set up a try for Anissa Tanksley '14 to take the lead. In the second half Bowdoin tightened up, and first year Randi London started the scoring from center with a long run. McAvoy capped the scoring with another try for a final score of 22-7.

"It was a good and well-fought game, and we knew they would be a worthy opponent," said Head Coach MaryBeth Mathews. "They've got some talented rugby players and they were very scrappy."

The Polar Bears look to carry their momentum into a 2 p.m. home game tomorrow against Middlebury as part of the New England Rugby Football Union division of NESCAC teams. This will be the first-ever meeting between the two schools' women's rugby teams.

The Middlebury coach, K.O. Onufry, was a teammate of Mathews—the two were on the first ever women's rugby team in New England.

"They came up [to D-II] from D-III, where they've had success," Coach Mathews said of the Panthers. "They will be well coached, and even not knowing anything else about them I think it will be a good game.

-Compiled by Luke Lamar.