WPL faces New York on Sunday

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Photo: Douglas Jacobs

We are coming up on the home stretch of this year’s WPL season, with the Furies taking on New York Rugby Club at home on Sunday! And if one match isn’t enough rugby for you, you’re in luck. After they play each other, the Furies and NYRC (along with anyone else who wants to join) will band together to play against Nova in a second match!

Here’s the lineup:

  1. Jocelyn Richards
  2. Leni Dworkis
  3. Rian Van Nordheim
  4. Kat Hanson
  5. Chloe Jex
  6. Arielle Reid
  7. Michelle Vander Ploeg
  8. Sharifa Love-Schnur
  9. Kerry Maguire
  10. Emilia Ferrara
  11. Chia Martino
  12. Lauran Glover
  13. Gussie Maguire
  14. Gloria Cho
  15. Katy Stewart

Subs: Brooke Branson, Jaimie McFarlin, Ellen Treimel, Mary Yost, Nina Tran, Trevonne Homer, Kristen Maxey

Kickoff: 12 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 7
Location: Signal Hill Park, Field 4 (9300 Signal View Drive, Manassas Park, VA 20111

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

D2 hosts James River in home rematch

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Photo: Douglas Charland

In a rematch of the first game of the season, D2 will host James River at Rosecroft Raceway. It has been a hard season so far, with some major injuries sidelining some of our mainstays, but vets and rookies alike have shown enormous flexibility in learning new positions.

WPL has a bye ahead of a home game against New York on Oct. 7.

Here’s the lineup:

  1. Kerri Stancil
  2. Xa Hopkins
  3. Jennifer “Wiggles” Konish
  4. Amanda Cordray
  5. Mary Yost
  6. Amanda “Finny” Fins
  7. Cheri Chen
  8. Ellen Treimel
  9. Briley Acker
  10. Lucy Albin
  11. Caitlin Gibney
  12. Sierra Winans
  13. Kelly Maranchuck
  14. Amy O’Sullivan
  15. Katie Auchenbach

Subs: Phedra Benoit, Alex Hart, Kristen Clardy, Katie Ursitti, Amy Kaiser-Jones, Alex Scholl-Marvel

Kickoff: 11:30 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 29
Location: Rosecroft Raceway, 6336 Rosecroft Drive, Fort Washington, MD 20744

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

WPL, D2 split for away games

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Douglas Jacobs

Both sides are on the road this weekend, with D2 squaring off against Norfolk on Saturday and WPL facing the Amazons in Minnesota on Sunday. The latter game will be the halfway point of the WPL season and a rematch of the season opener, in which the Furies edged the Zons 33-31 in a nailbiter.

It was a tough pair of losses for the Furies last Saturday, with D2 falling 0-51 to Severn River. WPL put some early points on the board, but ultimately lost 12-51.

Here’s the D2 lineup:

  1. Jennifer “Wiggles” Konish
  2. Carmen Cordova
  3. Phedra Benoit
  4. Carly Gniewek
  5. Amanda Cordray
  6. Amanda “Finny” Fins
  7. Alex Hart
  8. Xa Hopkins
  9. Briley Acker
  10. Lucy Albin
  11. Caitlin Gibney
  12. Lauren “Kirk” Kirkland
  13. Kelly Maranchuck
  14. Katie Ursitti
  15. Katie Auchenbach

Subs: Amy O’Sullivan, Kristen Clardy, Jennifer Mangano, Amy Kaiser-Jones, Alex Scholl-Marvel

Kickoff: 11 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 22
Location: Captain Slade Cutter Athletic Park, 100 Elementary Drive, Norfolk, VA 23551

And here’s the WPL lineup:

  1. Jocelyn Richards
  2. Leni Dworkis
  3. Rian Van Nordheim
  4. Kat Hanson
  5. Chloe Jex
  6. Arielle Reid
  7. Michelle Vander Ploeg
  8. Sharifa Love-Schnur
  9. Kerry Maguire
  10. Sam Moorhead
  11. Lauran Glover
  12. Gussie Maguire
  13. Emilia Ferrara
  14. Kiera Johnson
  15. Gloria Cho

Subs: “Hero” Jo Bader, Sierra Winans, Trevonne Homer

Kickoff: 11 a.m., Sunday, Sept. 23
Location: Eagan Community Center, 1501 Central Parkway, Eagan, MN 55121

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

Furies host Severn River, Atlanta Harlequins

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Photo: Colleen McCloskey

It looks as though we have dodged the hurricane (or did it dodge us?) and Saturday’s matches will go ahead as planned! In a rare double header, D2 will play Severn River at 11 a.m. and WPL will face Atlanta at 1 p.m. Do keep an eye on Twitter (@dcfuries) or this post for any game-day updates. There is a chance we will have to change the games’ location and we will let you know as soon as we know.

Here’s the D2 lineup:

  1. Jennifer “Wiggles” Konish
  2. Xa Hopkins
  3. Kerri Stancil
  4. Carly Gniewek
  5. Kat Hanson
  6. Cheri Chen
  7. Amanda “Finny” Fins
  8. Reem Hafez
  9. Kristen Maxey
  10. Sierra Winans
  11. Katie Ursitti
  12. Lauren “Kirk” Kirkland
  13. Caitlin Gibney
  14. Katie Auchenbach
  15. Trevonne Homer

Subs: Brooke Branson, Carmen Cordova, Amanda Cordray, Lynsey Kotz, Amy O’Sullivan, Amy Kaiser-Jones, Lucy Albin, Alex Hart

Kickoff: 11 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 15

Here’s the WPL lineup:

  1. Jocelyn Richards
  2. Leni Dworkis
  3. Rian Van Nordheim
  4. Emilia Ferrara
  5. Jaimie McFarlin
  6. Arielle Reid
  7. Michelle Vander Ploeg
  8. Sharifa Love-Schnur
  9. Maggie Myles
  10. Sam Moorhead
  11. Emily Fulbrook
  12. Asinate “Nate” Serevi
  13. Lauran Glover
  14. Gloria Cho
  15. Katy Stewart

Subs: Brooke Branson, Chloe Jex, Kat Hanson, Chia Martino, Kristen Maxey, Sierra Winans

Kickoff: 1 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 15
Location: Signal Hill Park, Field 4 (9300 Signal View Drive, Manassas Park, VA 20111

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

WPL and D2 hit the road

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Photo: Amber I. Smith

The first D2 match of the season is finally here! D2 will travel to Richmond for their season opener against James River, while WPL will head north to face Beantown in Boston. In D2 Captain Xa Hopkins’ words, the weather forecast is less than beautiful, so please check Twitter (@dcfuries) for game updates in case of lightning.

D2 lineup:

  1. Jennifer “Wiggles” Konish
  2. Carmen Cordova
  3. Kerri Stancil
  4. Carly Gniewek
  5. Reem Hafez
  6. Amanda “Finny” Fins
  7. Cheri Chen
  8. Xa Hopkins
  9. Amy O’Sullivan
  10. Sierra Winans
  11. Katie Auchenbach
  12. Kelly Maranchuck
  13. Nell “Biddle” Garver
  14. Katie Ursitti
  15. Caitlin Gibney

Subs: Amanda Cordray, Jennifer Mangano, Lucy Albin, Amy Kaiser-Jones, Alex Scholl-Marvel

Kickoff: 12 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 8
Location: Dorey Park and Recreation Center, 2999 Darbytown Rd, Henrico, VA 23231

WPL lineup:

  1. Jocelyn Richards
  2. Leni Dworkis
  3. Chloe Jex
  4. Jaimie McFarlin
  5. Rian Van Nordheim
  6. Michelle Vander Ploeg
  7. Jade McGrath
  8. Sharifa Love-Schnur
  9. Maggie Myles
  10. Lauren Rhode
  11. Gloria Cho
  12. Asinate “Nate” Serevi
  13. Lauran Glover
  14. Katy Stewart
  15. Dana Meschisi

Subs: Kat Hanson, Emilia Ferrara, Nina Tran, Kristen Maxey, Kiera Johnson

Kickoff: 6 p.m. ET, Saturday, Sept. 8
Location: Union Point Sports Complex, 170 Memorial Grove Ave., Weymouth, MA 02190

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

Special thanks to Judy Dickson, Abbie Mocettini and Katie Schmitt for driving the tweetmobile this weekend!