D2 takes on Doylestown at home!

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Photo: Amber I. Smith

The D2 side will host Doylestown for their first matrix match of the spring season! The squad is coming off a productive week, with many players putting in extra hours and hitting it hard in practice. This week, we focused on physicality and dominating contact, as well as ball handling, set pieces and support in the breakdown.

Doylestown will be the first of three matrix matches to be played this spring, with an away game at James River and a home game against Norfolk to follow. Stay tuned for a mid-season recap and a preview of Ruggerfest, our favorite time of the year!

Here’s the starting lineup:

  1. Brooke Branson
  2. Kelly Maranchuck
  3. Jennifer “Wiggles” Konish
  4. Carly Gniewek
  5. Amirah Al Idrus
  6. Miranda “Mickey” Van Dijk
  7. Alex Hart
  8. Nora Welsh
  9. Briley Acker
  10. Anna Wilbourn
  11. Caitlin Gibney
  12. Bethany Montague
  13. Katy Stewart
  14. Lauren “Kirk” Kirkland
  15. Angela Cole

Subs: Xa Hopkins, Anabel Moreno-Mendez, Kat Contreras, Carmen Cordova, Abbie Mocettini, Katie Ursitti, Nell “Biddle” Garver, Mercy Tom

Kickoff: Furies D2 vs. Doylestown, 11 a.m. EDT, Saturday, April 7
Location: Signal Hill Park, Field 4, 9300 Signal View Drive, Manassas Park, VA 20111

Can’t make it? Follow the game live on Twitter: @dcfuries

Furies host Philadelphia in home opener

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Photo: Mark Brocker

The weather was not our friend this week, but that won’t stop us—coming off a successful weekend at the Raleigh Rugby Invitational, the Furies will field two sides in a double-header against Philadelphia!

Please note that the game will be at Long Bridge Park in Arlington and not Model, and that WPL will kick off first, against Philly D1 at 11 a.m., with D2’s game against Philly D3 to follow at 1 p.m.

Here are your starting lineups:

WPL. vs. Philadelphia D1

  1. Jocelyn Richards
  2. Leni Dworkis
  3. Jen “Putty” Putnam
  4. Nora Welsh
  5. Kat Hanson
  6. Michelle Vander Ploeg
  7. Chrissy “Goose” Grech
  8. Sharifa Love-Schnur
  9. Kerry Maguire
  10. Maggie Olney
  11. Katy Stewart
  12. Lauran Glover
  13. Gussie Maguire
  14. Judy Dickson
  15. Angela Cole

Subs: Jennifer “Wiggles” Konish, Brooke Branson, Kerri Stancil, Amirah Al Idrus, Amanda Bauer, Anna Wilbourn, Bethany Montague, Gloria Cho

D2 vs. Philadelphia D3

  1. Brooke Branson
  2. Katie Schmitt
  3. Jennifer “Wiggles” Konish
  4. Nora Welsh
  5. Alex Hart
  6. Amirah Al Idrus
  7. Arielle Reid
  8. Amanda Bauer
  9. Briley Acker
  10. Anna Wilbourn
  11. Gloria Cho
  12. Bethany Montague
  13. Katy Stewart
  14. Lauren “Kirk” Kirkland
  15. Angela Cole

Subs: Abbie Mocettini, Miranda “Mickey” Van Dijk, Tashell Mitchell, Mercy Tom, Carly Gniewek, Katie Ursitti, Amanda “Finny” Fins, Emma Waite

Kickoff: WPL vs. Philly D1, 11 a.m. EDT and D2 vs. Philly D3, 1 p.m. EDT, Saturday, March 24
Location: Long Bridge Park, Synthetic Field 3, 475 Long Bridge Drive, Arlington, VA, 22202


Can’t make it? Follow the games live on Twitter: @dcfuries

Furies head south in spring season debut!

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Photo: Colleen McCloskey

We’ve waited all winter for this—the Furies are hitting the road for a weekend of games! We are sending a full squad to North Carolina for the first Raleigh Rugby Invitational. The tournament will feature four teams (Raleigh Venom, Charlotte, Kent State and the Furies) and two days of 50-minute games. With 200 minutes of rugby ahead of us, veterans and rookies alike are keen to show their mettle.

Here’s the starting lineup:

  1. Jen “Putty” Putnam
  2. Leni Dworkis
  3. Jennifer “Wiggles” Konish
  4. Kat Hanson
  5. Brooke Branson
  6. Amanda Bauer
  7. Michelle Vander Ploeg
  8. Sharifa Love-Schnur
  9. Kerry Maguire
  10. Maggie Olney
  11. Anna Wilbourn
  12. Lauran Glover
  13. Gussie Maguire
  14. Judy Dickson
  15. Angela Cole

Game schedule:

Saturday, March 10
11 a.m. – Furies v. Charlotte
3 p.m. – Furies v. Raleigh Venom

Sunday, March 11
11 a.m. – Furies vs. Kent State
1 p.m. – Consolation match
2 p.m. – Championship match

Location: Poole Rd Rugby Complex, 7417 Poole Rd, Raleigh, NC 27610


Can’t make it? Follow the games live on Twitter: @dcfuries

Furies seeking two 7s coaches for Summer 2018 season

The DC Furies are seeking to fill two coaching positions for our Summer 7s program.

Required Experience:

  • Rugby 15s or 7s experience
  • High-level coaching experience of men’s or women’s clubs
  • High levels of organization, motivation and planning
  • Collaboration with other coaches and captains in executing practice and game plans

Preferred Experience:

  • Coaching players at varying ability levels within the same club
  • Working with captains in a player-centric club

Coaches are responsible for developing and executing the game plan, working with the selections committee, developing players, and helping to foster a positive and inclusive team spirit and culture.

The Furies field multiple sides during the 7s summer season. Tournaments are generally held on Saturdays in the Mid-Atlantic region, with at least one two-day tournament (Cape Fear). Practice location is yet to be determined.

The team provides a coaching stipend and covers travel costs for coaches.

If you are interested in the position, please email Erin O’Reilly, Furies Coaching Committee Chair, at erinlynnoreilly@gmail.com with:

  • Your rugby resume
  • A brief statement of interest about why you’d like to coach Furies Women’s Club 7s

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Furies take Richmond!

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Rian explaining the intricacies of brewing (Kiera Johnson)

The Furies took a nearly full roster (21, if you count Oakley!) down to Richmond to visit WPL lock/prop Rian Van Nordheim at work! Rian, an assistant brewer at Stone Brewing, gave the Furies an exclusive, behind-the-scenes tour of the brewery.

The Furies were brimming with questions for Rian, from asking about the temperatures required for brewing (is that Celsius or Fahrenheit?) and how long it takes to brew each kind of beer, to the names of the brewery robots and whether it is typical to ship beer warm.

 

The group then took full advantage of an unseasonably warm January day by visiting another brewery, where they enjoyed a pizza dinner at sunset.

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Behind the scenes! (Amirah Al Idrus)

Thank you, Rian for sharing your passion with us, and thank you Alex and Patrick for driving! Finally, big thanks to our social chair, Mickey Van Dijk, without whom the trip never would have gotten off the ground.

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Proud to be a Fury!