WPL and D2 on the Road

 

WPL and D2 are both on the road this Saturday! WPL is kicking off the spring season with a friendly against Raleigh in North Carolina. D2 is travelling to Delaware (avoiding the snow) to play against White Horse for their second game of the season.

Last weekend in the balmy 20 degree, high wind weather, D2 beat Towson 36-15. All of the rookies played amazingly well from Sami’s dive tackle to prevent a Towson score to Kirk’s first try ever in the very last minute of the game!

During practice this week, the Furies worked on getting low in tackles, coming up together on defense, and improving catching off kicks for their games this weekend. Hopefully the weather will be a little warmer for both teams to display their refined skills this weekend!

The starting lineup for D2:

  1.   Courtney
  2.   Juliana
  3.   Kat
  4.   Molly
  5.   Brooke
  6.   Amanda
  7.   Arielle
  8.   Amirah
  9.   Shannon
  10.   EOR
  11.   Sami
  12.   Biddle
  13.   Raven
  14.   Mia
  15.   Val B.

Kickoff: 10:30 AM

Location: 31768 Legion Rd., Millsboro, DE 19966

31768 Legion Rd, Millsboro, DE 19966, USA

The starting lineup for WPL:

  1.   Joc
  2.   Mikey
  3.   Meg
  4.   Kerri
  5.   Nora
  6.   Ploeg
  7.   Patty
  8.   Maggie
  9.   Gussie
  10.   Karo
  11.   Leni
  12.   Sharifa
  13.   Lauran
  14.   Saleiha
  15.   Emily G.

Kickoff: 2:00 PM

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

7417 Poole Rd, Raleigh, NC 27610, USA

Can’t make it to either game? Follow the game live on Twitter: @DCFuries

D2 takes on Towson University

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Photo courtesy of Kristian Whipple

This Saturday, D2 is kicking off the spring season with a friendly against Towson University!

The teams will battle it out over four 20-minute periods, giving every Fury plenty of playing time, whether they’re a rookie putting on the blue and gold for the first time or a vet trying out new positions.

Rookies Juliana Llop, Erica “Muck” Makar, Lauren “Kirk” Kirkland, Sami Topolski Meyerhoff and Tayler Tucker will take the field alongside a seasoned lineup of Fury veterans for what is sure to be a fun and exciting match.

Here’s the starting lineup:

  1. Courtney Stover
  2. Juliana Llop
  3. Kat Contreras
  4. Brooke Branson
  5. Anna Savage
  6. Amanda Bauer
  7. Mia Kennedy-Smith
  8. Emily Robinson
  9. Briley Acker
  10. MC Matta
  11. Saleiha Mayer-Marks
  12. Shannon McGuire
  13. Erin “EOR” O’Reilly
  14. Raven Moore
  15. Erica “Muck” Makar

Kickoff: 10:30 a.m.
Location: Burdick Field, Towson, MD 21204


While technically an away match, Towson is just a hop up 95, so we hope to see you there!

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

Monk Vaughn Makes for Solid Start to 7s Season for the Furies

IMG_3274This past Saturday, the Furies sent two sides to the annual Monk Vaughn 7s Tournament in Richmond, VA. No longer a nationals qualifier, this year the tournament offered teams an opportunity to mix competition with fun and development. The Furies premier side split their wins, going 2-2 for the weekend, victorious against both NOVA sides and losing one to Scion, ultimately falling to NOVA II in the semi-finals, despite beating them earlier in the day.

The social side saw a successful day going 3-1 in the tournament with two wins against Rappahannock, and one win and one loss to NOVA III. The social bracket was ultimately decided upon by point differential and NOVA III beat out the Furies by one try, in what was a frustrating finish to an impressive showing from the Furies social side throughout the day.

It was clear on both sides that the Furies will have great chemistry on the field this summer and we couldn’t be more excited for the first MAC Qualifier this upcoming Saturday in Wilmington, DE.

Congratulations to our Men of the Match, Gussie Maguire for the premier side and Brooke Branson for the social side!

Six Furies selected to CGU Select Side

Forward Chia Martino, one of six Furies selected for this weekends CGU Select Side
Forward Chia Martino, one of six Furies selected for this weekend’s CGU Select Side

The Furies are beaming with pride over our six players who were selected to play with the Capital Geographic Union’s select side this Memorial Day Weekend against the British Army Women. From our forward pack, Lucia (Chia) Martino, Anna Cohen-Price, Maggie Olney, and Megan (Meg) Foster will take the field to represent Washington. Kristen (Max) Maxey and Angela Claire Cole will represent the Furies back line. This will be the second CGU Select appearance for Anna, Maggie and Max, and a first for Chia, Angela and Meg. Other CGU teams with players on this weekend’s select side include Norfolk, Severn River, Raleigh, Chesapeake, NoVa, the Stingers, and Scion.

The game will take place at 2pm this Sunday, May 29th at the Severn River Women’s RFC Home Field in Annapolis. Address: 832 Manhattan Beach Rd, Severna Park, MD 21146

Congratulations to our Furies and we hope to see our fans at the game!

#PTBAF

IT’S THE FINAL COUNTDOWN!

Ruggerfest 2016 CandylandWe are now less than 24 hours away from the first kick-offs of Ruggerfest 2016 and we can hardly contain our excitement! In our 36th year of providing one of the top-tier women’s tournaments in the nation, we are looking forward to seeing the hard-hitting matches, the outstanding competition, and the new friendships that Ruggerfest creates every year.

Ruggerfest is not only an opportunity to play hard rugby against new opponents, but also to connect with teams and foster new relationships that may not have otherwise been possible. If you have ever had a positive experience at Ruggerfest, please check out our sponsors, without whom the breadth of this tournament would not be possible.

The tournament will kick off tomorrow morning at 9:00AM sharp with these five games:

Field 1: UMBC v. Mary Washington (College)
WISPC Field: NoVa/Mason v. Olde Girls (Club)
Field 4: City Honors A v. MD Exiles U19 (Highschool/U19)
Balance Gym Field: James River v. Brooklyn (Club)
Tiger Rugby Field: Village Lions v. Norfolk (Club)

Check out the rest of the schedule here.

LET’S GET READY TO RUGGER!