The USA Rugby Girls High School All-Americans powered by ATAVUS finish their summer of 15s with two more wins at Magnuson Park against BC Rugby U18 Women’s, bringing the tally between the ‘west’ team and under-18 and under-16 ‘east’ teams to 6-0 in the span of two weeks.
Farrah Douglas’ ‘east’ teams claimed victories in all four matches played against Rugby Québec’s under-16 and under-18 sides at Mount St. Mary’s University in the previous assembly, conceding only 18 points across more than 200 minutes of play. The smaller ‘west’ assembly called for a squad of 28, including nine young women that defeated BC Rugby’s under-18s last summer in a two-match tour north of the border, that swept this year’s series with a combined 99-29 score line.
“The team worked hard throughout the week developing continuity in the attack structures and looked to develop our defensive dominance,” the head coach said. “The level of physicality on both sides of the ball was fierce Friday, and the BC attack forced us to hold some impressive goal-line stands.
“The GHSAA team faced a new challenge by a stronger, smarter, and fitter BC team. BC did their homework and came to Seattle prepared to defend our style of play. They forced errors by squeezing around the tackle to suffocate our attempts at continuity. This summer we saw them play a much more tempo-paced attack.”