The Mount St. Mary's Women's Rugby Team Welcomes West Chester For A Match On Saturday

The Mount St. Mary's Women's Rugby Team Welcomes West Chester For A Match On Saturday

MOUNT ST. MARY'S MOUNTAINEERS (0-3) vs WEST CHESTER (1-4)

Date: Saturday, Oct. 14, 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 last two matches (Castleton and James Madison) that the Mount had on the schedule were canceled so Mount St. Mary's women's rugby team's last match was on Friday, Sept. 22 when they were blanked by Harvard 130-0. Six different Harvard players accounted for the nine tries in the first half for the Crimson, giving Harvard a 55-0 lead at the end of the first 40 minutes of play. Harvard crossed the touch line 11 more times in the second half to finish the game 130-0. Ten different players scored tries for Harvard as they move to 2-0-1 on the season. Mount St. Mary's move to 0-3 on the season and are still looking for the first win in program history as a division one sport.

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

SCOUTING THE GOLDEN RAMS
The No. 10 West Chester University women's rugby team (1-4) took to the road last Saturday morning to square off against the No .7 Norwich Cadets (3-2). Norwich went on to win this contest by a final score of 83-24.Norwich started out strong in the first half as they were able to build a 59-5 lead heading to the half. The second half was much closer as West Chester added 19 points while Norwich added another 24 points of their own to earn the 83-24 victory.

WHAT'S UP NEXT?
The Mount will travel to Molloy for a match on Saturday, October 21.