MOUNT ST. MARY'S MOUNTAINEERS (1-0, 1-0 NIRA) vs MOLLOY COLLEGE LIONS (1-1, 1-1 NIRA)
Date: Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018
Time: 12:00 PM
Location: Emmitsburg, Md.
2018 NIRA RANKINGS #2 (The Rugby Breakdown)
ABOUT THE MOUNT
The Mount's roster consists of 13 freshmen, three sophomores, four juniors, six seniors and four graduate students. Besides the freshmen, Coach Douglas has added four new athletes to her roster as well. Izzy Durkin is a junior from Darnestown, Maryland, Jordan Carpenter is a senior from Hagerstown, Maryland, Julie Crochet is a graduate student from Castres, France, and Lauren Judkins is a graduate student from McMinnville, Tennessee. Along with the four new athletes, the Mount is bringing back 14 players from last season's roster including NIRA All-American Jordan Butcher. Click here to learn more about the 2018-19 Mountaineers.
Ten different Mountaineers scored a try as the Mount St. Mary's Women's Rugby Team blanked Sacred Heart 76-0 in the first week of action. This is the first win for the Mount in the Fall 15's Season since becoming a division one program last year. Freshman Ubaida Ahmed sparked the Mount offense in the first half with two tries scored. Graduate student Julie Crochet added two tries of her own in the second half that kept the Mountaineers in control of the match. Jordan Butcher, Lauren Judkins, Ubaida Ahmed, Jenna Lewaren, Hannah Orland, Nataly Cisneros, Molly Jackson, Julie Crochet, Samantha Mathis, and Maya Grassi all touched the ball down across the touch line for Mount St. Mary's in the win.
Tries: Ubaida Ahmed (2), Julie Crochet (2), Jordan Butcher (1), Lauren Judkins (1), Jenna Lewaren (1), Hannah Orland (1), Nataly Cisneros (1), Molly Jackson (1), Samantha Mathis (1), Maya Grassi (1)
Conversion Kicks: Maya Grassi (8)
SCOUTING THE LIONS
Molloy College kicked off the home portion of the 2018 season with a definitive shutout victory over local LIU Post, 36-0 at Cedar Creek Park. With the win, the Lions improve to 1-1 on the season.
ALL-TIME SERIES WITH MOLLOY
The Mountaineers and Lions have only met once since becoming a division one sport. Molloy College topped the Mount 71-34 last season. Jordan Butcher led Mount St. Mary's with eight tackles.
WHAT'S UP NEXT
The Mountaineers welcome Notre Dame College of Ohio for a match on Saturday, September 22 at 12:00 PM.