The women's rugby team rounded out an undefeated regular season and secured the No. 1 seed in division with an impressive homecoming victory over Amherst last Saturday.

Randi London '15, Helen White '13, Lynn Freedman '13, Kerry Townsend '13, and Anissa Tanksley '14 each scored two tries.

"The backs' handling, passing, catching, and supporting down the back line was the strength of the offense," said Head Coach MaryBeth Mathews. "Defensively, Amherst did get their share of the ball, but they lacked the rucking and support that we had and we were able to spoil their possession."

Seniors Colleen Maher and Rafaela Uribe each scored their first career tries in the victory and senior captain Katie Mathews knocked down four conversions to bring the final tally to 73-0.

With Bowdoin's regular season now over, the team carries a 38.25 points per game average into the playoffs, and a 33.75-point average margin of victory.

"I think that we've certainly improved over the course of the season, both individually and as a team, which is a great place to be in going into playoffs," said Katie Mathews. "The games from here on out will be much more competitive, so from now on we'll focus on stepping up every aspect of our game. But it's pretty sweet to be freshest in da 'CAC!"

The women's rugby team will host a New England D-II first round playoff game against the University of New Hampshire this weekend.

"They'll be a strong team and we're absolutely going to have to vary our tactics and try to use our runners in space," said Coach Mathews. "We're going to have to play more defense than we have this season and the team will have to be on the same page and use lots of on-field communication."

-Compiled by Luke Lamar.