Dec. 12, 2011
City College students, part of the Sacramento Amazons women’s rugby team, finished third in the nation Nov. 10. at the USA Rugby Women’s National Championships in Virginia.
The Amazons went to the national championships undefeated with a record of 5-0. They finished with a record of 2-1 at the national championships when they lost in the semi-final game against the Raleigh Venom from North Carolina.
“They did have a different style of play from ours,” said undecided major Angela Marie Ve’evalu who plays the positions of prop and flanker on the rugby team, “They used a kick [technique] to advance forward a lot against us versus our team, which [uses] strength, power and skill.”
Sacramento Amazons’ women’s rugby coach Mary Swanstrom said it was a heartbreaking loss for their team, but a great learning experience. She also said playing against Raleigh made their team stronger.
The tournament was composed of 14 teams from around the country. The Amazons were in the Division II club bracket.
Swanstrom said that the team’s strategy varied between each game because every opposing team’s style of play was different.
In their first game against Portland, Maine, Swanstrom said the team was the No. 1 seed in the tournament…» Read More