Here is some context and some details for what the USA Women will face in pool play at the Olympics. The USA Women are in Pool A in Rio, along with Fiji, Columbia, and Australia. In the best-case scenario for USA, they defeat Fiji and Columbia--which would earn them a spot in the quarterfinals--and then play the final pool match against Australia with no pressure.
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The USA Eagles drew Canada 26-26 in their second match of pool play at the 2016 USA Sevens. Canada scored three second-half tries to knot the match up.
The Eagles started with a sense of urgency. Maka Unufe tapped the opening kickoff back and Danny Barrett ran into space. The Eagles spun the ball wide through the hands to a wide open Zack Test. Test dove over in the corner for a try.
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There will be no repeat of the magical run to the Cup semifinals as they did in Dubai, as the United States Sevens lost 26-10 in the Cape Town Sevens Cup Quarterfinal to Kenya.
Perry Baker scored both tries for the United States. Madison Hughes missed both conversions in a match marred by turnovers and costly errors.
From the outset, the Kenyans owned the match. Within the first two minutes,... Read More