After the USA lost to Australia 22-5 Saturday in the London Women’s 7s
Challenge Cup, Head Coach Ric Suggitt said to Australia’s coach, “I’d like
to have ten of these games.”
His opposite, Chris Lane, said, “same here.”
Well they get their wish, as the two teams will face off in the
quarterfinals Sunday (the... Read More
Australia and the USA battled close in Round 3 of the London Women 7s, but
the defending World Cup champs ran away with it late 22-5.
The Aussies scored two early tries, but Vanesha McGee got one back just
before the end of the first to bring the Eagles within a try. But they
couldn't get any closer.
After playing superbly against China this was a blow for the USA as it... Read More
The Women Eagles rebounded from an opening loss to France with a massive
50-0 defeat of China in their second London 7s pool match.
The USA ran in eight tries and slotted five conversions to take the
impressive win. Kelly Griffin, Vanesha McGee, Jillion Potter and Natalie
Marchino dotted down in the first half, and Bui Barivilala nailed three
conversions, for a 26-0 halftime... Read More
Women Eagles opened London 7s with a 12-7 loss to France Saturday.
Jillion Potter put USA on the board first with a converted try
following big carries from Vanesha McGee and Natalie Marchino, but France
leveled the table before halftime making it 7-7 at intermission. The French
recorded the lone score in the second half for the win.
The Eagles try to bounce back... Read More
Washington State University, the 2010 DII women's champions, will return to
the national semis after beating Wyoming 34-7 Sunday at Stanford
University's Steuber Stadium.
WSU was led once again by their outstanding threequarter combo of Alexis
and Megan Bonny. Megan played center on Saturday and moved to fullback
against Wyoming, while Alexis patrolled flyhalf. Alexis scored... Read More
Norwich University and Shippensburg are both into the women’s DII college
semifinals after victories Sunday.
Norwich, which got a bye on Saturday because Rutgers couldn’t overcome
financial and injury issues to make the trip from New Brunswick, NJ to
Princeton, finally got to play Sunday, taking on a Vassar squad that had
taken apart American International College the day before... Read More
Women's Cougar Rugby (BYU) dominated Northern Iowa on their way to a 44-0
victory and a place in the national women's DI college semifinals.
WCR's bracket played Friday and Saturday so as not to have the BYU students
play on Sunday. It seemed that just about any day, the Utah team was going
to play well.
"I was especially pleased with our defense," said Head Coach Tom Waqa. "It... Read More
No. 8 Rachel Ryan's try at the final whistle pulled victory from the jaws
of defeat to give the University of Wyoming a victory in the National
Women's DII College Round of 16 Saturday at Stanford University.
Wyoming were actually down 17-3 with ten minutes gone in the second half,
but prop Mariha Gengozian's try inches the Cowboys closer, and then Ryan
went to work, scoring in... Read More
Two close games market the women's DI college Round of 16 games in
Princeton, as Penn State held off hosts Princeton 22-5 and Navy won in
dramatic fashion of rivals Army.
Penn State defeated Princeton 22-5, but the game was in doubt for much of
the morning. Princeton scored the first points just a few minutes before
halftime, with wing Devan Kreisberg putting her side up 5-0. It... Read More
2010 DII women's college champs Washington State are rolling in the
national playoffs this year, thumping Cal State Northridge 103-0 in
Saturday's Round of 16.
The Cougars got on the board two minutes in thanks to inside center Megan
Bonny. After Samantha-Jo Peterson scored on the wing for WSU, Bonny's
sister, flyhalf Alexis, touched down, only to see Megan score seconds... Read More