Severn River Women traveled up to Phoenixville, PA this past weekend for a division match up against Whitehorse. Hoping to clinch their spot at regionals, Severn fell short of that goal with a 58-41 loss. Veteran ruggers Meredith McAlister, Denisse Villaran, and Ashley Chafin stepped in to lend a helping hand vs Whitehorse since fly half, Charlee Bryan and loose forward, Dee Crovo were sidelined due to injury. The match was quite the back and forth battle in the first half. Lock Mikey Williams punched in two tries, while Villaran quick tapped on a penalty to touched one in. Scrum half Tina Schafer managed to sneak one in as well off a driving maul from the Severn pack. Whitehorse’s first half tries were result of a very quick and hard running back line and the half ended in a 24-22 Whitehorse advantage.
Whitehorse came out fired up to start the 2nd half and put in four unanswered tries. The honey badgers fought their way back into the match hard and with a vengeance though. Wing, Hannah “Scrappy” Whiteley broke up a Whitehorse try with a hard hitting tackle in the try zone, when the Whitehorse player tried to center the ball but ultimately knocked it on. Severn Captain, Casey Hartzell answered Whitehorse back first, running in a try on the outside off an overload. Kathryn ‘Todo’ Todorrovich powered through defenders to put two more tries in before the final whistle blew, one off a spin move, pop pass assist from Villaran. Unfortunately, the determination and grit shown by Severn late in the match wasn’t enough to overcome the 2nd half slow start. On the defensive side of the ball, Captain Lenni Ferreira dominated the lines outs the entire match, stealing 100% of Whitehorse’s throw ins as well as winning her own. McAlister created turnover after turnover, by stopping any Whitehorse player dead in their tracks, who dared to cut back inside. Severn women are looking forward to their ‘Prom Dress Rugby’ match up vs Towson University this Saturday at 10am.
Tries: M.Williams (2), T.Schafer (1), D.Villaran (1), C.Hartzell (1), K.Todorovich (2)
Conversions: R.Trouwborst (3 out of 7)