Last Saturday, the women’s rugby team kicked off its season in dominating fashion at Amherst, shutting out the Lord Jeffs 92-0. 

The opening performance came as a good sign for the team, which last season won the New England Collegiate Rugby Conference championship and made it to the quarterfinal round of the Division II National Championship.

The outcome was never in question for the Polar Bears—who earned two quick tries from Charlotte Kleiman ’15 in the opening minutes. Randi London ’15, Samantha Hoegle ’17, Anna Piotti ’16, Pamela Zabala ’17 and Emily Athanas-Linden ’15 piled on the points, each adding early tries of their own, adding to the Polar Bear lead. 

Even the few Polar Bears—Emily King ’16 and Paige Pfannenstiel ’17—who were playing in their first game in new positions had little trouble assimilating into their new roles during the match. 

The Polar Bears hope to post another dominant performance when they face-off against Tufts in their home opener tomorrow.