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Match Report for

Colby College (1st) vs. Bowdoin College (1st)
17 September 2016

Location: Thomas College, Parking next to field. Contact Colby President, Kiernan, at 617-462-9321 with questions.

Colby College: 26    Bowdoin College: 14

Colby 26 (4 Tries, 3 Conversions), Bowdoin 14 (1 Try, 3 PKs)

Match was played on a bright sunny fall day on a huge field.

Bowdoin opened the scoring with an unconverted try and followed up with a penalty kick for an 8-0 lead. Colby came back with an unconverted try, and then Bowdoin added another penalty to go into halftime with an 11-5 lead.

Play moved up and down the field until Bowdoin ran 8 or 9 phases inside Colby's 22. Turnover ball near Colby's goal line was a critical point in the game as Colby cleared the ball and weathered the onslaught. Colby then pinned Bowdoin on their own line, and a charged down attempted Bowdoin clearance kick led to a Colby converted try for their first lead in the match, 12-11.

Colby stuck to their game plan of quick ball spread wide to space, and crossed the line in close for a converted try to up their lead to 19-11. A Bowdoin penalty kick was followed by another Colby converted try to bring the final score to Colby 26, Bowdoin 14.

Referee: Gary Devoe