Spring Tournament Victories

There have been some BIG beginnings to our Spring Season starting with TWO tournament championships and a lot of new hardware! Check out the match reports below to get some info about our first matches in the spring season!

 

BWRFC Won Savannah St. Patrick’s Day Tournament – March 8-9

A crew of BWRFC players flew to Savannah GA to kick-off the spring season with a fun southern tournament. Saturday was the long day with two qualifying matches which were handily won by the squad – defeating Ft. Bragg and the Savannah Shamrocks to qualify for the top bracket spot the followng day. Sunday Morning the team faced a young  and tough Florida State University squad but defeated them to take home the trophy! Perhaps the peak of play for the weekend was a friendly match Saturday after all the games between BWRFC and WPL team, Atlanta. We’ve had a history of playing tough matches against this veteran squad, and they tested our team on Saturday. But in the end, BWRFC pulled out a victory by blocking an Atlanta drop goal, recovering the ball and scoring a try to win it in the last minutes of play.   It was a great beginning to our spring season, a tremendous opportunity for all our players, and a ton of fun was had gallevanting around Savannah! See the squad pictured below as the Champs of the Savannah St. Patty’s Tournament!

 

BWRFC Champions of the Savannah St. Patrick's Day Tournament!

 

BWRFC Won the Four Leafs Tournament – March 22

Our season officially started with the Four Leafs Tournament on Randall’s Island on March 22nd. Traveling with about 25 players, The team started the day with pool play against the Binghamton Women’s Alumni Team and the Village Lions. BWRFC played all our players in those games, and managed to secure wins while shutting out the opposition. We then faced the 2nd place team from the other women’s pool, Brandywine, and moved to the finals after a 35-0 victory. In the finals we faced Beantown – a  common match up at the Four Leafs Touranment. It was the toughest match of the day, and Beantown started the scoring with an early unconverted try – but Boston Women’s answered with big hits, well supported runs and rucks and three tries of our own to win the game 17-5. This victory was the perfect end to a beautiful day on Randall’s Island!

BWRFC with the Trophy after winning the Four Leafs Rugby Tournament!

 

UP NEXT:

This weekend we take time to volunteer at the Women’s Dinner Party to benefit Fenway Health! In addition to being a sponsor of BWRFC, this organization’s mission is to enhance the wellbeing of the LGBT community and all people in the Boston area and beyond. They are a beacon of health  and advocacy in the Boston Community, and trendsetters in health research, outreach and care. Additionally, this year’s Women’s Dinner Party is co-chaired by a BWRFC Alumna Jennifer Jones, and she’s taken her expert event planning skills from Cape Cod 7s and applied them to a truly admirable cause! We’re honored to volunteer to set up and work the event and more than happy to make Saturday a Fenway Day!

If you’re interested in hearing more about the Fenway Health Women’s Dinner Party, please follow the link below:

http://womensdinnerparty.org/

 

Rugby Mag has an update about the process for playoffs – check out their update on the new Division 1 Playoff Structure here:

http://rugbymag.com/women’s-clubs/10815-more-detail-on-women-di-club-playoffs.html