The USA women's game loss and series loss thanks to Friday's 18-12 defeat
to France was a slightly infuriating one.
The Eagles left some points on the field, certainly, as Sadie Anderson was
close but no cigar on several kicks. But they also squandered chances by
being too slow to move the ball to the outside backs in space - sometimes
shockingly so... Read More
France defeated the USA 18-12 in a women's test match Friday at Home Depot
Center in Carson, Calif.
The USA started well after the French couldn't catch the kickoff. The
Eagles pressed their advantage and looked sure to score a minute in when
flyhalf Sadie Anderson ghosted through a gap. She had Lynelle Kugler... Read More
The Eagles took the Plate, or 5th, in the tournament, but in the overall
standings they take 4th, as Canada moved past them thanks to a 2nd-place
finish in the Netherlands, but the Eagles got by Australia.
finished 2nd in Amsterdam with six tries, one behind Russia's imposing Baizat
Khamidova, while captain Vanesha McGee scored four. Flayan ends up with 15
for the season, 5th on the... Read More
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