Beavers Blast San Antonio for Seven’s by the Sea Title
PADRE ISLAND — The Satiated Beavers ended their 7’s season on a high note Saturday, claiming the championship trophy at the Seven by the Sea tournament on the beaches of South Padre Island. ti. After disposing of the Corpus Christi Red Tide in the first match, the Beavers dropped a game to the San Antonio motley side in a rare display of unorganized play. Informed, however, that they had the chance to claim the title in a final championship match, the
Beavers responded with a vengeance, redeeming their earlier defeat with a sudden overtime victory. The match was hard fought and bitterly contested, with regulation time ending in a draw. Less than a minute into the sudden death 5-minute period, though, the Beavers strung together a series of rucks and passes to spring two-time U23 Eagle Traci Schmidtke up the sideline. Schmidke stiff armed multiple would-be tacklers to touch the ball down for a Beavers
victory and earned Woman of the Match for her heroic efforts. Rocky also earned Ref of the Day honors, and the Beavers out-drank the male Man of the Match for a well-rounded day of butt-kicking.
Congrats to all who played on the sand (Traci, Steph, Tiffany, Bags, Wendy,Shalay, Ros, Monica from A&M, Kate Nichol, Lauren formerly of A&amp;amp;M & Anna), to our fearless, if sunburned, coach Heidi, and to our tireless, if buzzed, wategirl Meg. And thanks to ALL who have trained and learned 7’s this summer — our work has truly paid off.
A NOTE TO ALL VALKYRIES FROM YOUR COACHES:
15’s training begins Aug 15. Do what you need to do to be happy and healthy and ready to go on that day. If that means hitting the gym, cool, but if means kicking up your heels and watching OC re-runs, that’s cool too. We will have a short, intense 2 months to get ready for Wests, so let’s bring it. Thanks!!!