The USA Women's 7s team has won the Women's International 7s Invitational
in Guangzhou, China after wading impressively through the second day of
The Eagles were 3-0 on Day One, but all that did was re-seed the eight
teams for the knockout rounds on Sunday.
That pitted the USA against Thailand in the quarterfinals, won easily by
the Americans 45-0.
The shock... Read More
The USA women's 7s team has started very well in the Women's 7s
Invitational in Guanzhou, China.
They shut out Singapore 59-0, and then followed that up with a 52-0 win
over the Philippines.
In that second game, six players scored eight tries, with Bui Baravilala
scoring two and adding six conversions for 22 points, and Kimber Rozier
also... Read More
The top two
teams in the Women’s Ivy League Green Division won and look set to clinch
those spots as the season winds down.
Brown stays undefeated at 5-0 after edging a determined Harvard team. Early
tries from Jessica Sawadago and Saskia Morgan put Bruno up 14-5, and when
Michelle van der Ploeg forced a Harvard turnover and fed Patti Ekpo for the
long-range run, Brown was in... Read More
It’s a clash of the fantastical as the Midwest DII women’s club playoffs
start this weekend.
Just take a look at the four conference leads hosting games this weekend –
you’ve got Scylla (of Milwaukee), the monster of Homeric legend (and
possibly the mythical manifestation of a real scary cliff-face in the
You’ve got the Amazons (the 2nd side of Twin Cities), the... Read More
USA fullback Ashley Kmiecik might be looking ahead to the USA Women’s
National Team tour of Europe in November, but right now she’s in the middle
of a club season, trying to get the Emerald City Mudhens back in
The Mudhens can
certainly score points, but have been undone by their defense, sitting at
2-3 so far this season despite averaging over 30 points a game. On... Read More
The season began for schools from the Big 10 as eight of their women's
rugby teams got into the action this past weekend.
Penn State, led by a huge game from freshman center Brianna Troyer, who
scored two tries and was monstrous on defense all day long, beat a good
Ohio State team 70-5. Bianca Dalal kicked five conversions, Lauren Shissler
got four, and flanker Nadia Garnett... Read More
Princeton women improved to 2-0 in the Ivy League with a 34-12 defeat of
The Tigers sprinted to a 17-0 halftime lead, and despite two tries from
Harvard's wing Aniebiet Abasi, held on for the victory.
Meanwhile, Brown University, supposedly in a rebuilding year, moved to 2-0
with an impressive 10-0 victory over Dartmouth. In yet another wet day for
Brown, who... Read More
The Women’s Big Ten collegiate division starts up this weekend with all
eight participating teams in action.
Most have been playing crossover friendlies with Midwest league teams and
even each other. Notre Dame and Ohio State clashed last weekend, tying
30-30 in something of a barnburner. It wasn't a league game, however.
Here’s how the games look this weekend:
Michigan State at... Read More
Tuesday night the Iowa High School Rugby Association launched its
single-schools girls 7s league, with three teams, Valley HS, SE Polk, and
Clarke HS, playing a round-robin.
Valley won both of their games, 35-7 over Clarke and 35-21 over SE Polk, to
win the night.
"The women leading this league will methodically grow the girls game in
Iowa just like... Read More
American rugby is full of clubs that are inexorably linked to a single
coach, and in the women’s game, there are few teams that have as strong a
connection to their coach than the Minnesota Valkyries and ar Fugate.
A brilliant motivator and tactician, Fugate has been at the forefront of
American coaching for years, but she is taking a break from the Valkyries
to concentrate on her... Read More