September 12, 2016
Quinnipiac Women’s Rugby Rolls Over American International College
Quinnipiac Women’s Rugby opened their offense after an early defensive struggle and emerged with a 44-0 win over American International College in Springfield, MA on Friday night. With the win, the Bobcats improved to 2-0 in National Intercollegiate Rugby Association play, while the Yellowjackets fall to 0-2.
Maggie Myles streamed up the right sideline after an offload by Flora Poole five minutes into the match for an early 5-0 lead. After this early lead the match turned into a defensive battle before Emily Roskopf took an offload from Illona Mayer to add another try at 29 minutes.
The floodgates then opened as Mikah Maples went in for a try after another Illona Meyer assist, while Madison Gegecka added the conversion. Roskopf then added another try prior to halftime after an offload my Maggie Myles to a 22-0 Quinnipiac lead at halftime.
During the second half, the Bobcats would match their first half point totalin scoring another 22 points.
Poole scored on a long run, while navigating through defenders. Maher then had back-to-back tries as the Bobcats now pushed their lead to 39-0. Gegeckas then closed out the match after a penalty try was awarded after a high tackle by AIC for a 44-0 win.
Becky Carlson, Quinnipiac Head Coach, said “Our execution offensively was off to a slow start but once we were comfortable later in the first half we really started capitalizing on recycling the ball through and exploiting space. I am incredibly proud of the way our Bobcats handled what was a very physical game with class and composure. There’s far too many Bobcats to list beyond the scoring category who did their job and represented us well.”
Quinnipiac travels to Vermont next weekend to meet Norwich at 12 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 17. American International College plays Army at home on Friday, September 16th at 7:30 p.m.