Last Saturday, AUWRFC took on Georgetown Women’s Rugby in a late-night, under-the-lights, 9:30pm game. Georgetown scored a try fairly early in the game and one of AU’s players had to be carried off the field due to a fractured foot. After those two hits against AU, we tried to come back even harder and win the game for our injured teammate. As the game went on, one of Georgetown’s players and two more of our own had to be carried off due to injuries, but luckily AU had lots of rookies ready to take on the challenge of their first game! AU ended the first half with a forward try, closing the gap to Georgetown only one try ahead. AU came back with determination in the second half to work on keeping a better defensive line and being awarded a penalty try. Unfortunately, AU was not able to close the score gap and ended up losing to Georgetown. In the following weeks of practice, AU will be working on playing together as a team, especially defensively. Many players did have incredible games individually though, with lots of positive tackles and runs.
Player of the match: Katarina Walther, lock
Rookie of the match: Lo Maranto, fullback