September 15th, 2018 – Binghamton
Colgate Women’s Rugby competed on Academy Field versus Binghamton University on September 15th, 2018. The starting lineup for the match was as follows:
1) Amy Gilbertson ’20
2) Shelley Liu ‘21
3) Jasmin Lopez ’22
4) Valerie Rome ’21
5) Anna Hart ’20 (captain)
6) Alex Barnikel ’19
7) Jessica Dolcimascolo ’22
8) Emily Yin ’21
9) Grace Schreiber ’21
10) Hannah Tubbergen ’20
11) Francesca Scuadroni ’21
12) Mackay Peltzer ’19 (captain)
13) Emma Rainer ’21
14) Madeleine Kardek ’21
15) Anika Yazdanshenas ’22
Subs: Andrea DeHoyos ’20, Angie Parrizzi ’22, Sarah Neubecker ’22, Caitlyn Butze ’22, Kat Pina ’22, Maeve Banivage ’22, Sophie Shaffer ’22, Jamie Aronson ’22
CWRFC took the field on Saturday against Binghamton for their first home game of the season. Both Colgate and Binghamton came out very strong and brought a high intensity attack. There was a lot of back and forth play with both teams gaining territory, but then turning over the ball. Fullback Anika Yazdanshenas ’22 had an amazing tackle to halt a breakaway and keep the score even at 0-0. Mackay Peltzer ’19 had some great runs to keep the defense on their toes and bring the ball within yards of the try zone. Off of a scrum, Anna Hart ’20 charged through the line, moving the ball out to Emma Rainer ’21, who found a gap to move the ball deep in the offensive zone. With nine seconds left in the first half, Grace Schreiber ’21 picked up the ball to dot down a try, which she did not convert.
The Colgate Women’s Ruggers took the pitch in the second half, hungry for a win. Binghamton pushed their way through the Colgate defense to score tries in the 44th and 56th minutes of the game, both of which were not converted. Emma Rainer ’21 did an incredible job finding the holes in the defense and helped Colgate gain a lot of ground. Joining the lineup in the second half were subs Angie Parrizzi ’22, Sophie Shaffer ’22, and Sarah Neubecker ’22. After a few quick offloads, Emily Yin ’21 used dazzling footwork to beat the Binghamton defense and score a breakaway try in the 69th minute. The kick was converted by Grace Schreiber ’21. CWRFC knew that they needed to work together to keep a strong defensive line until the final whistle blew. Binghamton carried the ball to Colgate’s 22, however, the Colgate Women’s Ruggers were able to push Binghamton out of bounds for a lineout. Mackay Peltzer received the ball from the lineout and completed a beautiful switch with Emma Rainer ’21, who was able to weave through Binghamton’s defense and place the ball just shy of the try zone. Hannah Tubbergen ’20 pulled the ball from the ruck and offloaded it to Grace Schreiber ’21 to score a try in the 77th minute. Grace Schreiber ’21 converted the kick. The final score was 19-10, a great win on a beautiful Saturday in Hamilton.
Big shoutouts to Emily Yin ’21 for scoring her first career try, Emma Rainer ’21 for her beautiful runs, and Mr. Baxendell for the support! As always, a HUGE thanks to all of the parents, alumni, and fans that support us–we couldn’t be here without you all!
Coach Chapman was kind enough to pass along these words about the game: “Our women showed great courage on the day by making tackle after tackle on Binghamton’s bigger ball carriers off the breakdown. Jasmin Lopez ’22 and Mackay Peltzer ’19 were very active in the defensive line making several stops. Anika Yazdanshenas ’22 did a wonderful job of stopping every line break and covering any kicks Binghamton put in behind our defensive line. Overall the ladies put together a great game of rugby and are looking forward to our next match on Academy Field next weekend for Homecoming/Parents Weekend. If you are planning to come back to campus, we would love to see you at our match at 3pm v University of Rochester. We will be hosting a brief introduction for all parents and alumni at 2pm on Academy Field under the tent before our KO. We look forward to catching up with everyone soon!”
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Grace Schreiber ’21