Spandex? check. Boots? check. Prom dress?!?!? Huh? The kit bag packing list was a bit different this past Saturday for the honey badgers. Towson University hosted the Severn Women's team for a friendly ‘prom dress rugby’ match in honor of their graduating seniors, Lauren Wood and Rien Hachmann. Both sides were dressed in sequins and tulle and ready to kick off the match in style. With a partly injured Severn back line, Kate “Todo” Todorovich was able to make a rare appearance at center and tore through the Towson back line several times to advance Severn into scoring territory. Salisbury alumni, Malie Lockard was definitely ‘prom queen’ of the day, for coming out of retirement to help Severn on the wing and putting three tries on the scoreboard. Rayne Trouwborst put one in the try zone as well after making several hard runs through the back line, one of which cost her a large chunk of her black and gold sparkly dress in the process. Not only did front row players, Taylor “Ferd” Tracy, Gabby Hiken and Shanna Davidson show up in matching hot pink pleated dresses but they also put a ‘wear’ on the Towson pack rucking and mauling with a fury. Rookie, Jess Murray is now a Zulu warrior after fighting through multiple Towson defenders to make her way into the try zone. Lock, Mikey Williams didn’t let her long dress stop her from making it in the try zone either, even when she had to take a few Towson players along for the ride on the back of her dress. Hannah “Scrappy” Whiteley was all over the field on Saturday on both sides of the ball, tracking down quick Towson players and running in support of her own Severn teammates. Captain, Lenni Ferreira, also touched two in-between the try lines after some excellent 'forward ball' play. On the Towson side, former Severn player, Masha Romanchak, accounted for two of the Towson tries and reminded the honey badgers of how much they miss playing with her, instead of against her. The match ended in a 58-31 victory for the honey badgers.
Severn is looking forward to their next match on Saturday, May 12th, where the whole Severn family will travel to Frederick to hopefully bring home the coveted Triebel Cup.
Tries: M. Lockard (3), M. Williams (3), L. Ferreira (2), R. Trouwborst (1), J. Murray (1)
Conversions: R. Trouwborst (4 out of 10)