SUNY-New Paltz Women Swept Aside by Vassar

POUGHKEEPSIE – One could not fault the effort and commitment of the SUNY-New Paltz Women’s Rugby team on this stunning warm fall afternoon. Vassar is the number 1 seed in the Conference and undefeated this Fall and in the firing line was the number 7 seed. It was a clinical performance from the Brewers as they ran in 15 tries with 6 conversions.

Vassar College Women 87 v 0 SUNY-New Paltz Women

Tries: Kate Sworden (1), Amanda Saich (1), Michelle Urrutia (5), Jennie To (5), Megan de Koning (1), Makena Emery (1) & Alicia Menard-Livingston (1).

Cons: Makena Emery (6).

Five tries apiece for fullback Michelle Urrutia and scrumhalf Jennie To put their names in the Vassar Rugby record book and capped what can only be described as a dominating performance in all facets of play.

But credit is certainly due to the SUNY-New Paltz players who never quit and showed a real spirit throughout this contest. They just kept tackling but would run out of defenders.

Vassar was able to implement some different strategies and will have learnt much about themselves as they head into the Conference semifinal next weekend.

The first half saw 7 tries scored and kudos to Makena Emery for being particularly tidy with her distribution. She collected 6 conversions and a try for a total points tally of 17.

There was a real zeal and collective effort up front by the Brewers and the backs too did their share of running. Abby Alexander was particularly busy in one 5 minute period and did admirably.

Freshmen Molly Lynch filled in well for starter Kayla Lightner although not being familiar with outside center.

Kate Sworden carried well in contact as did Amanda Saich.

Team: 15 Michelle Urrutia  14 Abby Alexander  13 Molly Lynch 12 Alicia Menard-Livingston 11 Dylan Joyner  10 Makena Emery 9 Jennie To 1Kate Sworden 2 Marron McConnell 3 Charlotte Benoit 4 Miranda Scarlata 5 Claire Fondrie-Teitler  6 Sarah Mawhinney 7 Oshana Reich 8 Amanda Saich.

Subs: Amy Hansen for Abby Alexander, Megan de Koning for Claire Fondrie-Teitler, Kayla Vasquez for Miranda Scarlatta & Danielle for Oshana Reich.

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