Mount St. Mary's Women's Rugby Set To Take On Harvard Friday Night

Mount St. Mary's Women's Rugby Set To Take On Harvard Friday Night

MOUNT ST. MARY'S MOUNTAINEERS (0-2, 0-1 NIRA) at HARVARD #7 (1-0-1, 1-0-1 NIRA)

Date: Friday, Sept. 22, 2017
Time: 
7:00 PM
Location:
 Cambridge, Massachusetts

2017 NIRA PREASON POLL

INAUGURAL SEASON
The Mountaineers are led by first year coach Farrah Douglas and first year assistant coach Maggie Myles. Douglas brings over 12 years of coaching experience to the Mount, with involvement at the national, collegiate and high school levels. Douglas has been the head coach of the USA Girl's High School All-American (USA U-18) Team for the past two seasons, and the assistant coach with the USA Women's National Team since 2012. Douglas has been at the helm of the Gonzaga College High School team in Washington, D.C. since 2010, while also serving as technical director and skill coach at The Rugby Academy in Potomac, Md. from 2010-15. Myles, a recent graduate from Quinnipiac University where she played on the women's rugby team all four years. As a senior last year, she saw action in all 12 matches while tallying six tries and eight assists during the season. She added 33 tackles on the year which helped her earn NIRA All-American honors.

MOUNT UPDATE
Mount St. Mary's women's rugby team downed by Kutztown 48-19 in their last match. Rio GreenshieldsKatelyn Comeau, and Sloane Robinson each scored a try for the Mountaineers. Comeau added two conversion kicks for the Mount as well. The Mount lost to Notre Dame of Ohio in its first match in program history earlier this year and look to record the first win in program history this weekend.

MOUNT LEADERS
Tries: Jordan Butcher (1), Rio Greenshields (1), Sloane Robinson (1), and Katelyn Comeau (1)
Conversion kicks: Katelyn Comeau (2)

SCOUTING THE CRIMSON
The No. 7 women's rugby team continued its early success on Saturday afternoon, tying No. 3 Army, 33-33. Harvard built up a 14-0 lead in the first half, thanks to a try from freshman Milan Robertsand another from senior captain Maya Learned. The Crimson finished the first half up 14-7. During the second half, they secured three more tries to finish the game tied, 33-33. Harvard defeated the number nine ranked West Chester 61-0 in their first game of the season.

WHAT'S UP NEXT?
The Mountaineers will travel to James Madison University for a match on Saturday, September 30.