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The Women Eagles rebounded from a poor showing in Japan to capture a bronze medal in Langford, Brirtish Columbia, their best showing since the second place finish in the opening round in Dubai. The team beat France 21-5 for third place, a side they had narrowly lost to in pool play.
In the quarter final round of eight, the USA beat Canada 28-26, on one more made conversion as the host nation tried desperately to give their fans a victory. American tries came from Carlyle, Kelter, Tapper and Gray worth 20-points and successful four conversions (Kelter for three and Heavirland for one) notched the victory
In the semis, the USA were outplayed by New Zealand, loosing 33-10 after trailing only 12-10 at the break. The second place Kiwis added three unanswered tries in the second half to advance to the gold medal round against Australia.
Against France, the Eagles played excellent defense to lead at the half time 7-5. The USA added two tries in the second period, denying Les Bleues a score. Heavirland kicked three conversions.
The Eagles will tally 16 third-place points to total 44 for the season. The 4-2 tournament record proved an excellent result for the USA.