Wrapping up the fall season at 5-0, the Honey Badgers are feeling good. The leadership from the Captains as well as the quiet leadership exhibited by players who are willing to try new positions and support each other has been the key to each victory this season. Against the Furies D-2 side on Saturday, the team showcased their hard work and commitment to each other’s success.
The line-up for Saturday included Kerry and Mikey at prop supporting Gabby at hooker. Seconds were Captain Lenni and Burris (in her last match for SR before moving to Germany with her fiancee!). In the loose, Chafin, Scrappy, and Todo took their spots with Tina at the 9. Connecting to the backs was simple with Charlee at fly, and Captain Casey, Aly, Tiffany, and Marshall rounding out the strong side. For the first time, Shelly started at wing where her speed and agility led to an outstanding first full match. With a strong bench that included Lara, Sammi, Soup, Niki, and some old girls who still think they can run, the team was poised to finish the season strong.
From kickoff, the Honey Badgers took control. Todo had two tries in the first six minutes of the match and by minute thirty-four, Severn River was up 64-0. The second half allowed the subs some room to gain good game time experience and proved that they will be gunning for those starting spots in the spring. By the end of the match, the Furies continued to play with heart and tenacity, a true testament to their commitment to the sport and each other. After wrapping up the day with a 103-0 victory, both teams celebrated at Stan and Joe’s over some pasta and more than a few pitchers of the finest brew.
Scrappy earned Forward of the Match for her remarkable tackling, scoring, and supporting efforts, while Tiffany earned Back of the Match for shutting down the outside and chasing every ball.
Tries: K. Todorovich (3), M. Williams (3), H. Whiteley (2), A. McCarty (3), S. Bottorf (2), K. Schafer (1), L. Ferreira (1), K. Marshall (1), A. Hiken (1)
Conversions: C. Bryan (7 out of 11), A. McCarty (2 out of 2), K. Marshall (0 out of 1), K. Todorovich (0 out of 1), T. Paul (0 out of 1), H. Whiteley (0 out of 1)
#1-Williams, Michal, #2-Hiken, Allison, #3-Lammers, Kerry, #4-Burris, Lauren, #5-Ferreira, Lena, #6-Chafin, Ashley, #7-Whiteley, Hannah, #8-Todorovich, Kathryn, #9-Schafer, Kristina, #10-Bryan, Charlee, #11-Freeman, Shelly, #12-Hartzell, Casey, #13-McCarty, Alyson, #14-Paul, Tiffany, #15-Marshall, Kaitlyn, #16-Bryan, Lara, #17-Bottorf, Samantha, #18-Wachtel,Candice, #19-Suprun, Darian, #20- Fitzgerald, Kathryn, #21- Priddy, Rachel