Spring 2015 Recap

May 1, 2015

 

seniordaylaydown2015To say that UConn Women’s Rugby has had a successful spring season is an understatement. After weeks and weeks of indoor conditioning practices lead by captains, Nikki Sills and Gabby Benitez, and coach, Mark Jordan, UCWRFC came out eager to compete on field. As the team winds down from an exciting semester, they look back on their most memorable games.

cherryblossomstournament15The tournament season began with Cherry Blossoms in Washington, D.C. The first day proved to be tough, players battling both the oppositions along with the mud and cold. Regardless, UCWRFC won both games against Longwood University and The George Washington University, respectfully. Cherry Blossoms tournament was unfortunately cut short due to field conditions the next day, but UCWRFC ended the weekend undefeated with no points scored against them.

UCWRFC’s most recent and last tournament was in Portsmouth, R.I at Beast of The East Collegiate Rugby Tournament. After playing tough teams all weekend such as rival, University of Rhode Island, the team went undefeated and became 2015 Beast of the East Division I Champions.

The season has been quick, but ended positively with a final home game win on Senior Day against Marist College. Each of UCWRFC’s 13 seniors played a hard 80 minutes, beating Marist 58 – 19. The team sincerely thanks and sends its best wishes to the seniors. UCWRFC intends to carry on the incredible legacy and momentum that has been established this year.

UCWRFC Wins Beast of the East

February 17, 2015

Beast of the East 2015 Champs (1)This 2015 Spring semester, UCWRFC competed in the Beast of the East tournament in Portsmouth, RI. UCWRFC went undefeated the entire weekend, outscoring all of their opponents by a total of 240 to 5 points and were crowned the Division I Champions. We were recognized by Rugby Imports Ltd. and we also recognized our own seniors for their incredible dedication and contribution to our team. Overall, the weekend was a major success for UCWRFC and it will be one remembered by all. Go UConn!

Seniors 2015

Beast Champs