Perfect start to 2014 WPL season for 2 top teams
BOULDER, Colo. – The Glendale Raptors and Twin Cities Amazons will look to continue a perfect start to the 2014 Women’s Premier League season this weekend following sizeable wins against Oregon Sports Union and D.C. Furies, respectively.
Glendale sits atop the Blue Conference as the only team among ORSU, San Diego Surfers, and Berkeley All Blues with a positive point differential, which was helped with the 64-7 win Saturday, Sept. 20. Women’s Eagle Sarah Chobot and Rachel Ryan led the team with two tries each and the Raptors overcame a “slow start” to improve to 2-0 on the young season.
Twin Cities reached the century mark in points scored with the 62-14 defeat of D.C. Furies Sunday, Sept. 21. The reigning League champion was helped along by Women’s Eagles Sylvia Braaten, Amanda Kingzett, Lynelle Kugler, Kaelene Lundstrom, and USA Rugby AIG Women’s Collegiate All-American Jacie Vonada, who combined for 52 of the Amazons’ points.
Atlanta Harlequins denied New York Rugby its first standings points of the 2014 WPL season with a 41-5 victory. New York will not find the challenge any easier this weekend when it hosts Red Conference leaders Twin Cities Amazons, while the Harlequins will attempt to create some space between themselves and the bottom two sides of the table against D.C. Furies.
Life University traveled to New York Saturday for the 13th annual Remembrance Cup against New York Athletic Club on Travers Island in the second week of American Rugby Premiership play. Despite Men’s Eagles scrum half Mike Petri dotting down in-goal in the first half and Justin Hundley accounting for 14 points, A.J. MacGinty’s 17 points lifted the Running Eagles to a 32-29 win. NYAC still reigns atop the ARP table with seven points.e team with two tries each and the Raptors overcame a “slow start” to improve to 2-0 on the young season. Read more…