The women’s rugby team defeated Amherst 51-3 and finished the regular season undefeated last Saturday. 

This was the second time Bowdoin faced Amherst this season and the Lord Jeffs had improved since the preseason Beantown Tournament. 

Coach MaryBeth Mathews said “Amherst was a much more aggressive, athletic team since Beantown”. 

Scrumhalf Kameryn Sanchez ’14 put the first points on the board, cutting to the corner of the try-zone after plucking the ball from a scrum. 

Dani McAvoy ’13 converted three out of five conversions and for her efforts was voted “Woman of the Match”.

Despite the early scoring, the Bowdoin backline had trouble with their passing early on. There were some miscues between the backs that resulted in some poor passing however they were able to settle down.
The backline’s timing and passing eventually improved during the match, resulting in two tries from Randi London ’15 and Rachel Henderson ’15. 

London scored her a pair of tries in the second half thanks to some good passes from the backline.
Lynn Freedman ’13 scored a try after running receiving the ball a few meters out from the try-zone. 
She had been supporting the forwards and backs well all game and finally got the opportunity to break through the Amherst defense. 

Forwards Uche Esonu ’13 and Anissa Tanksley ’14 scored Bowdoin’s final two tries of the match. 
Bowdoin is the first seed in the NESCRC Championships and will play against Middlebury the second seed at 1 p.m. at Pickard Field.