The Mount St. Mary's Women's Rugby Team Hosts Norwich This Saturday

The Mount St. Mary's Women's Rugby Team Hosts Norwich This Saturday

MOUNT ST. MARY'S MOUNTAINEERS (0-5) vs #6 NORWICH (4-2)

Date: Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017
Time: 
11:00 AM
Location:
 Emmitsburg, Md.

2017 NIRA WEEKLY 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
The Mount St. Mary's women's rugby team was topped by Molloy 71-34 last Saturday. Five different Mountaineers scored a try in the loss and Jordan Butcher led the team with eight tackles on the day. Cindy Abah scored her first and second tries of the year during the game. The Mountaineers dropped to 0-5 on the season.

MOUNT LEADERS
Tries: Cindy Abah (2), Sloane Robinson (2), and six tied with (1)
Conversion kicks: Katelyn Comeau (2), Sloane Robinson (1), and Sara Wright (1)

SCOUTING THE CADETS
The Norwich University women's rugby team picked up a 25-0 shutout victory over Notre Dame College (Ohio) last Saturday at the NU Dog River Rugby Pitch in National Intercollegiate Rugby Association (NIRA) action. Sophomore Caitlin Heale scored two tries as the Cadets (4-2) avenged a loss to Notre Dame last year in Ohio and improved to 2-1 all-time against the Falcons.

WHAT'S UP NEXT?
The NIRA Quarterfinals will begin on Saturday, November 11.