Women’s rugby dominates St. Michaels College

Colby’s women’s rugby team has enjoyed an impressive first half of their season. In their first game of the season Colby convincingly beat Bentley University 46-12. This built up some momentum that helped Colby win their second game of the year a couple weeks later against Franklin-Pierce Franklin-Pierce, in a high quality game with a score of 36-19. These convincing wins lead up to a game against Saint Michaels college. Saint Michaels came to Colby hoping to travel back home with a win, especially after losing to Colby in a very close game last year, with a score of 31-29. However, Colby was ready to show that they’ve only improved since last year if anything. Colby dominated the rugby pitch October 12, against Saint Michaels from the first minute of the game. With tries being scored throughout the whole game by Colby, they went on to win 36-5. Emma Hoffman ‘20 took command of the game with two impressive tries. Her athleticism was deemed “unfair” by fans watching the game from the stands. Allie Douma `20 tacked on another two tries over the course of the game. In other words, this pair of seniors outscored Saint Michaels four times over. Allie Douma mentioned that “the game was truly a team effort” and that “everyone did their part and what was needed of them to secure the team victory”. The other two tries were scored by Sally Burke `21 and Maya Rebitzer `23, who got to celebrate scoring her first try ever for Colby. Helen Sears `20 tacked on more points for Colby by kicking the conversions after tries were scored. This outing now brings Colby women’s rugby to 3-0 on the year, with their next game at Roger Williams University on October 19, at 11 a.m.. While this Saturday will be the focus for the rugby team, the real test will be against Bryant university next Saturday. Bryant had an undefeated season last year, but this will be a tough feat to accomplish again as they play Colby in the last game of the regular season. As the final two undefeated teams in the tier one northeast conference, this will be a hotly contested game. This game will be the final game hosted at Colby as well. 11 a.m. November 2, Colby will be looking to secure the number one seed going into playoffs later in November. Get rest during fall break so you can show up and fully support our women’s rugby team for their final, and most important, home game of the season. 

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