Last Saturday the Severn River Women took to their home pitch to face James River. With both teams undefeated heading into the match, tensions were high from the start. The quiet warm-up made the coaches a little uneasy, but it turns-out the honey badgers were just harnessing their energy.
The Severn River Fly-half, Charlee, took control from the first whistle. With strong, striking runs that lasted throughout the match, she put up the first points in the first four minutes. With a strong conversion kicking game as well, her performance helped guide the team to the win. THe first-half was a strong team effort from all the starters with quick, supported rucks that kept the ball in play. Scrappy, Todo, Tina, Mikey, and Tiffany all scored in the first half and showcased the versatility of the entire offense. Late in the first half, James River’s wing broke through the defensive line for a try, reminding the honey badgers to keep their focus.
Unfortunately, play in the second half was a bit sloppy as humidity and fitness seemed to get the best of both squads. Severn River added two tries in the second half and James River added another just at the end of regulation, but play was not nearly as dynamic as in the first half. Severn River faced a number of penalties in the second half that prevented them from playing multiple phases and returning to the groove they established in the first forty minutes. With the score at the end of regulation 46-10 in favor of Severn River, the honey badgers maintain their undefeated record in the South!
The women have a bye this weekend, but will return to their home pitch on the 20th to face the Furies for the second time this season. The return of London and continued impressive play from new teammates Shelly, Eggs, Laura, Dallas, Tiffany, and Niki, the future is bright for Severn River.
Tries: C.Bryan (2), K.Todorovich (1), H.Whiteley (1), T.Schafer (1), T.Paul (1), M.Williams (2)
Conversions: C.Bryan (3 out of 7)
A.McCarty (0 out of 1)