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New Zealand victorious

The Eagles Women finished sixth at the HSBC World Rugby Women's Sevens Series in Langford, Canada. In the contest for 5th place, the USA lost to Russia 26-21, and thereby will trail the Lady Bears by six points 58 to 52. (Fiji are two pointds ahead of the USA.) 

The Eagles were unlucky to draw second ranked Australia in the quarterfinal round, where the Aussies schooled the American in unselfish play winning 22-10, in a game that was dominated by the gold medal Olympians.

The Eagles then beat England for the second time in Canada, 26-14. This set up a chance for fifth place, and, up 14-0 in the first half it seemed that the USA would covet that fifth place spot. But Russia made it 14-7 at halftime. In the second period, the Russians surged ahead 21-14 until Emba scored a try, and the conversion tied it at 21-21. But the Lady Bears retained possession until the whistle, and scored at the death.

For the event, the USA went 3-3. 

New Zealand beat Canada (17-7) for their third in a row gold medal. Australia defeated France (26-12) for the bronze medal.