The Furies 7s team is headed to Nationals after taking second place at the Mid-Atlantic Championships held July 23rd in Virginia Beach. Battling a 105 degree heat wave, the Furies defeated NOVA 2 and Norfolk in pool play, before crushing Philly’s hopes of an upset with a decisive defeat in the semi-final.
The Furies faced off against NOVA 1 in the final, losing a heartbreaker by the score of 19-17. It was a tale of two halves, as NOVA 1 ran out to a 19-0 halftime lead. The Furies dug deep and came back hard for the final ten minutes, keeping possession for nearly the entire half while demonstrating ruthless play and great teamwork. Ida Bernstein turned the corner to score two tries and Eli White contributed one, with Brenna Costello slotting a conversion.
“Our hard work is paying off as we continue to improve,” said Head Coach Sue Parker. “I am proud of how we fought in the second half of the final. We showed great mental toughness and conviction, and we are carrying that momentum forward as we prepare for Nationals.”
The Furies will travel to San Francisco for the USA Rugby Women’s Club 7s Championship held August 6-7th.
Furies 7s MARFU Roster
Thanks to Eli White for contributing this post.