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The USA Women’s 7s Team, playing as the Serevi Selects, placed second in their first competition of the season during Fiji’s Coral Coast 7s Tournament Thursday, November 13 – Saturday, November 15, 2014. The team was staffed by Assistant Coach Ritchie Walker and Trainer Nicole Titmas. Head Coach Ric Suggitt continued training the remaining players in Chula Vista, California.
After day one of pool play, the Serevi Selects were undefeated, shutting out Redlands and Nadi Blazers with a combined two game score of 110 – 0. On day two, they successfully closed out pool play and advanced to the day three Cup semifinals. The Serevi Selects landed a spot in the Cup final by defeating Fijiana 12-0 to face Australia, playing as the Aussie Pearls. The Pearls proved to be the dominant team, prevailing 19-7.
The Eagles were supported by Serevi Rugby and the US Embassy. Suggitt said, “As always, we are grateful for the generosity of Serevi Rugby and the US Embassy. Their support allowed us to participate in this warm up to the season.”
After the tournament, the Eagles took time to meet the Fijian community by making school visits. This act of charity is an insignia of USA Women’s National program. Most tours include school visits and mini clinics/camps where the team can inspire area youth with drills and training tips.
The IRB Women’s Sevens World Series officially kicks off in Dubai, alongside the men’s competition, December 4. This is the first of a six leg series that will determine the top four Olympic qualifying teams. Undoubtedly, the goal of Team USA is to finish in the top four.
Richie Walker, Coach
Nicole Titmas, Trainer