The USA women's 7s team picked up a rugby ball, wrapped in a delightful
maple-leaf-themed wrapping paper and put a bow on it to hand Canada a
victory the Northerners didn't really earn.
In the final
game of pool play in the London International 7s, the USA played more
rugby, but also made more mistakes, ruining for themselves a couple of good
scoring opportunities, and gifting... Read More
The USA women's national 7s team opened their account with an unconvincing
victory over Fiji 15-0 at the China 7s.
In this, the third round of the Women's World Series, the Eagles were
favored over Fiji and seemed content to pressure the Fijians and stay on
This worked out just fine for the Eagles, as Fiji tried to clear
their lines from in-goal, and sent a sad little... Read More
In a thrilling match played on the University of New Mexico varsity soccer
fields, the New Mexico women’s team defeated UCLA by a single point to win
the Pacific Mountain West women’s collegiate conference title Sunday.
UCLA came into the match have been given a bye after Colorado State had to
pull out due to injuries. UNM... Read More
The University of New Mexico are in to the final
of the Pacific Mountain West Conference playoffs after beating Arizona
State 79-5 in extremely windy conditions (see photo with the posts bending
to the breeze).
With the rout, UNM now moves on to play UCLA on Sunday in Albuquerque, NM.
UCLA got a bye when Colorado Satte pulled out due to injuries.
The Pacific Mountain West women's college playoffs will be held in
Albuquerque, NM this weekend, but not all the teams will be there.
Colorado State University has been slammed with injuries, which put them
down to 15 players. When another player was not cleared for competition,
the team decided it could not compete short-handed.
"We were running pretty low on numbers this season... Read More
The USA women's 7s team has lost 12-7 to the Netherlands in a sloppy,
mistake-filled match at the Dubai 7s.
Both teams were, early on, guilty of trying to do too much with ball in
The good news for the USA was that they kicked off and defended with plenty
of physicality, so their mistakes happened in the Netherlands 22.
But still they were [too anxious, and muffed a... Read More
The USA women’s team opened up their first ever official IRB World Series
season with an impressive victory over France in Dubai.
First-half tries from Vanesha McGee and Vix Folayan staked the Eagles to a
12-7 halftime lead. Then the speedy Americans took over, seeing Bui
Baravilala go over twice and Emilie Bydwell once for the 27-7 rout... Read More
USA Women’s National Team Head Coach Pete Steinberg had plenty of praise of
the work ethic of his players as they went 1-2 on their all-too-short tour
But he especially mentioned one: Sarah Chobot.
Chobot has been all over in rugby, playing as a star loose forward for Ohio
State, and then pitching up for the USA 7s team. She is now a Glendale
Raptor, and with the USA... Read More
The USA women's national team may have lost to France 13-0 and 27-3 in
short order, but there are reasons to feel optimistic about what this team
can do, said their coach Pete Steinberg.
Namely, the USA forwards were very strong against the French and the team
as a whole showed excellent fitness as they were able to play two games in
But, as one French coach told... Read More
The French national women's team showed how they might be thinking big, big
honors on a couple of years, as Les Bleus defeated the USA 27-3 Saturday at
Stade de France just outside Paris.
The USA had multiple scoring chances, especially int he second half, but
could not get it over the line. More to come ...
FRANCE : Parra – Guiglion, Godiveau, Metier, Grassineau, Bailon,, Yahé... Read More