Women Eagles Reload for England

Women Eagles Reload for England

from womeneagles.com

8.21.08 – The US National Team will again take on England tomorrow in the first official match of the inaugural Nations Cup. After Tuesday’s warm-up match against England, a 3-50 loss, the US faces an uphill battle. Head Coach Kathy Flores said, “We’ve worked hard on improving the point of contact in training since Tuesday’s game and are prepared to better compete against the English scrum. We’re looking forward to providing better set piece ball for the backs so they can maintain possession and have an opportunity to finish.”

Kim Magrini, captain and starting scrumhalf for the Women Eagles said, “We’re really looking forward to this rematch with England on Friday and putting together what we’ve learned from the first match and over the last few days.”

US Flyhalf Kristen Baja,who provided the only scoring in the first match added, “We’ve learned a lot from our first match and have been working really hard to come together as a team these last two days. We’re excited for the opportunity to face England again and show them all we’ve improved across the field.”

The match will again be played at Esher Rugby Club, Friday, August 22 with kick off at 7pm.

US Roster for England Match – Aug. 22, 2008
1. Farrah Douglas
2. Mari Wallace
3. Jamie Burke
4. Jillion Potter
5. Lara Vivolo
6. Mel Denham
7. Beckett Royce
8. Blair Groefsema
9. Kim Magrini (captain)
10. Kristin Baja (vice captain)
11. Nathalie Marchino
12. Mel Kanuk
13. Lynelle Kugler
14. Vanesha McGee
15. Ashley Kmiecik

16. Lisa Butts
17. Stacy Baker
18. Christina Hobson
19. Allyson Hemstreet
20. Katy Hertel
21. San Juanita Moreno
22. Desiree Markovich

England beat the USA in their first match 50-3, for that story click here.

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