Another Saturday, another impressive performance from the Severn River Honey badgers. Improving their record to 2-0 for the 2018-2019 season, the ladies secured another shut out against the D.C. Furies Division II side.
Unlike the previous weekend in the humidity and bright sun of Norfolk, VA, Saturday morning was the perfect day for a match. A little humid, but mostly cool from the overcast skies and consistent breeze, the weather helped the ladies keep their composure even as many people were asked to play in different positions to fill-out the roster. The scoring started early with Tiffany Paul touching down after solid hands through the backline followed by two forward tries courtesy of Captain Lenni and Todo off of a strong breakthrough run. At around the twenty-five minute mark, Shanna took a big hit and was helped off of the field looking a bit like Harry Potter after Professor Lockhart tried to fix his arm, she stayed to cheer before heading to set her broken wrist. The final try of the half was added by Marshall and five minutes before the whistle, Sweet Dee exhibited a bit too much strength in a tackle moment and was awarded a ten minute break.
The second half saw more creative offense from the honey badgers and a bit more work on defense as subs were brought on to the pitch. Returning to the pitch after her extended water break, Dee added a try off of a line-out maul, followed quickly by another score from Todo. As the Furies became a bit frustrated and the honey badgers became a bit sloppy, the match became chippy as the second half began to wind down. Keeping her cool, Charlee snuck the ball through the defensive line on a grubber only to be tackled without the ball in the try zone. A yellow card went to the Furies #13 and Charlee was awarded the penalty try. Two more tries added to the total late in the half and the honey badgers came away with a 51-0 win.
While the coaches highlighted the moments of brilliance, there is still work to be done in continuity and field awareness as the season continues. The Honey badgers have set their sights on their home opener against Chesapeake at 11 AM on September 22 and are ready to redeem themselves!
T. Paul (2), L. Ferreira (1), K. Todorovich (2), K. Marshall (1), D. Crovo (1), C. Bryan (1), S. Freeman (1)
C. Bryan (3 for 7), A. Jost (0 for 1), K. Marshall (0 for 1)