Colgate vs. University of Rochester Match Summary

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October  27th, 2018 – University of Rochester

Colgate Women’s Rugby competed against University of Rochester on October 27th, 2018. The starting lineup for the match was as follows:

1) Amy Gilbertson ’20
2) Shelley Liu ‘21
3) Allegra Knox ’21
4) Valerie Rome ’21
5) Anna Hart ’20 (captain)
6) Angie Parrizzi ’22
7) Jessica Dolcimascolo ’22 
8) Emily Yin ’21
9) Grace Schreiber ’21
10) Hannah Tubbergen ’20
11) Maddy Kardek ’21
12) Erin Santos ’20
13) Mackay Peltzer ’19 (captain) 
14) Emma Rainer ’21
15) Anika Yasdanshenas ’22

Subs: Dira Odrick ’19, Emelei Klein ’19, Alex Barnikel ’19, Francesca Scuadroni ’21, Nicole Ventura ’22, Sophie Shaffer ’22, Sarah Neubecker ’22, Kataryna Pina ’22

CWRFC took the field on a cold and rainy day for their last home game of the season against a tough University of Rochester team. Colgate and Rochester came out evenly matched – both teams possessing the ball and gaining territory. Emelei Klein ’19 subbed in a few minutes into the half. There was a lot of back and forth play until the 15th minute when Rochester pushed through the Colgate defense to score their first try of the game (not converted). The Colgate Women’s Ruggers wouldn’t let this get them down and were determined to get on the scoreboard before the end of the half. At the 25 minute mark, Grace Schreiber ’21 hit a gap in the Rochester defensive line off of a ruck to dot down a try, which she converted. The half ended at a score of 7-5. 

Not letting the rain, mud, and wind get them down, the Colgate Women’s Ruggers took the second half of the match with the same intensity they had in the first. Despite the conditions, CWRFC was able to handle the ball well and move it from sideline to sideline. However, in the 47th minute, Rochester was able to find a way past the Colgate defense into the try zone (not converted). Rochester was able to score two more times before the end of the game in the 56th minute (not converted) and 68th minute (converted). Giving the Raiders a fresh set of legs throughout the second half were Dira Odrick ’19, Alex Barnikel ’19, Sophie Shaffer ’22, Nicole Ventura ’22, and Sarah Neubecker ’22. After a tough battle in even tougher conditions, the game ended at a score of 22-7.

A huge shoutout to the captains for keeping spirits and intensity high during a physically and mentally tough game. As always, a HUGE thanks to all of the parents, alumni, and fans that support us–we couldn’t be here without you all!

Grace Schreiber ’21