USA & Canada Women Win Rugby Sevens Pool, While Men Second: 2019 Lima Pan American Games

The Lima Pan-American Games Men’s and Women’s Rugby Sevens began July 26 with the first round of Pool play at the Villa Maria del Triunfo cluster in Lima, Peru. On day two the pool matches were completed setting up the knock out rounds on Day 3,  July 28. The Pan American Games are being held from July 26 to August 11, 2019.

The USA and Canadian Women topped their Pools with 3-0 records and will face Brazil and Colombia, respectively.

The USA and Canadian Men will also play in the Semifinals after finishing second in their Pools to Brazil and Argentina, respectively. The USA will face Argentina, while Canada plays Brazil in the Semifinals.

Day Two Women’s Pool Matches

Pool A

  • Colombia 38-10 T&T
  • USA 49-0 Argentina
  • Argentina 46-0 T&T
  • USA 38-0 Colombia

Pool B

  • Brazil 33-5 Mexico
  • Canada 54-0 Peru
  • Peru 43-7 Mexico
  • Canada 26-0 Brazil

Women’s Pool

  • A: USA, Colombia, Argentina, Trinidad & Tobago
  • B: Canada, Brazil, Peru. Mexico

Women’s Rugby Sevens Recaps

Round 2

Colombia vs Trinidad & Tobago

Colombia defeated Trinidad & Tobago 38-10 after leading 19-7 at the break. Colombia’s Maria Arzuaga scored two tries, with Laura Mejia, Sharon Acevedo, Leidy Soto, and Maria Lopera adding solo ones. Lopera also slotted 4 conversions giving her 13 points on the day.

Trinidad & Tobago scored two tries, one each by Apphia Glasgow and Kwanieze John

USA vs Argentina

The USA then beat Argentina 49-0 in the second of the Women’s Rugby Sevens matches of Day 2. The team jumped to a 22-0 lead at the break and finished with 9 tries and 2 conversions.

Naya Tapper had a hat trick with Alena Olsen and Cheta Emba adding two tries and a conversion. Emily Henrich and Stephanie Rovetti added solo ones.

Brazil vs Peru

Brazil defeated Mexico 33-5 after a narrow 7-5 lead at the break. Rafaela De Conti and Isadora Cerullo each had two tries, which Raquel Kochhanadded a solo one and slotted 3 conversions. Cerullo also added a conversion.

Peru’s Michelle Flores scored the team’s lone try.

Canada vs Mexico

Canada had another dominant performance in their 54-0 win over Mexico. The team leads 21-0 at the break. In the victory, the team scored 8 tries, while converting 7 times.

Emma Chown, Caroline Crossley, and Tausani Levale scored 2 tries each with Levale also slotting 2 conversions and Breanne Nicholas adding 5 more.

Round 3

Argentina vs Trinidad & Tobago

Argentina defeated Trinidad & Tobago 46-0 after a 22-0 lead at the break. Eight different players scored tries (Genghini, Mattus, Moreno, Corzo, Trigo, Casas, Montero, and Pedrozo). Aguilar slotted 2 conversions and Padellano added another.

USA vs Colombia

The USA continued to be unscored upon during Pool play as they beat Colombia  38-0 after a 12-0 lead at the break. Ari Ramsey scored hat tricks with Emily Henrich, Ilona Maher, and Stephanie Rovetto adding solo tries. Cheta Emba added a conversion and Alena Olsen added three more.

Peru vs Mexico

Host Peru excited the crowd with a 43-7 win over Mexico. The team led 26-0 at the break. Michelle Flores had a break out performance with 5 tries. Paula Pacheco and Rosemary Auesada added solo tries with the latter also adding three conversions. Maria Chuquivala also added two more.

Canada vs Brazil

Canada went undefeated and was also unscored upon in the Pool after a 26-0 win over Brazil. The team led 12-0 at the break.

Pam Buisa, Tausini Levale, Kaili Lukan, and Temitiope Ogunjimi scored tries and Breanne Nicholas slotted 3 conversions.

Women’s Rugby Sevens Squads

Argentina: 1 Mayra Aguilar, 2 Jaqueline Corzo, 3 Andrea Moreno, 4 Brisa Trigo 5 Gimena Mattus, 6 Valeria Casas, 7 Yamila Otero, 8 Josefina Padellaro, 9  Florencia Moreno, 10 Mayra Ghenghini, 11 Valeria Montero, 12 María Paula Pedrozo

Brazil: 1 Mariana Nicolau, 2 Eshyllen Coimbra, 3 Rafaela Zanellato, 4 Leila Silva, 5 Thalia da Silva Costa 6 Isadora Cerullo,  7 Aline Furtado, 8 Isadora Lopes,9 Aline Bednarski 10 Raquel Kochhann (C),11 Bianca dos Santos Silva,12 Milena Silva

Canada: 1 Delaney Aikens, 2 Kayla Moleschi (C)  3 Caroline Crossley, 4 Breanne Nicholas,  5 Tausani Levale, 6 Olivia De Couverer, 7 Sara Kaljuvee, 8 Pam Buisa, 9 Asia Hogan,10 Kaili Lukan, 11 Emma Chown,12 Temitiope Ogunjimi

Colombia: 1 Nicole Acevedo, 2 Isabel Romero, 3 Carmen Ibarra, 4 Daniela Alzate, 5 Lina Pedroza, 6 Catalina Arango, 7 Maria Isabel Arzuaga, 8 Leidy Soto, 9 Camila Maria Lopera, 10 Laura Mejía Diosa, 11 Sharon Acevedo,12 Valentina Tapias

Mexico: 1 Michelle Farah 2 Isabela Gonzalez-Berazueta 3 Zoe Tuyu 4 Alejandra Rosales 5 Maria Tovar 6 Jennifer Balomon 7 Vanessa Rodriguez 8 San Juanita Elquezbal 9 Daniela Alvardo 10 Karime Cabrena 11 Bertha Landeros (C) 12 Rosa Rivera

PERU: 1 Michelle Flores Cordero, 2 Natel Correa, 3 Beatriz Orcotoma, 4 Mariagracia Domínguez, 5 Rosemary Quesada Guzmán (C),  6 Sammy Chuquivala Perez, 7 Paula Pacheco Flores, 8 Karoline Vergara Henderson 9 Melissa Vargas De La Jara, 10 Lieneke Ratto Schol, 11 Lucy Granda Alvarado, 12 Andrea Masias

Trinidad & Tobago:  1 Kwanieze John, 2 Carlina Phillip, 3 Aqiyla O’Brien, 4 Maria Thomas, 5 Marika Mendez, 6 Fayola Jack, 7 Blossom Stewart, 8 Kanisha Vincent, 9 Kathleen Stephen, 10 Nicolette Pantor (C), 11 Apphia Glasgow, 12 Leah Kintiba, + Head CoachCarlton Felix

USA: 1 Cheta Emba, 2 Ilona Maher, 3 Abby Gustaitis, 4 Alena Olsen, 5 Stephanie Rovetti, 6 Lauren Thunen 7 Naya Tapper, 8 Jordan Matyas (C), 9 Emily Henrich,10 Kayla Canett, 11 Ari Ramsey, 12 Kristi Kirshe, + General Manager & Head Coach Emilie Bydwell

Day Two Men’s Pool Matches

Pool A

  • Brazil 59-0 Guyana
  • USA 20-7 Chile
  • Chile 87-7 Guyana
  • USA 10-12 Brazil

Pool B

  • Canada 31-0 Jamaica
  • Argentina 32-0 Uruguay
  • Uruguay 10-14 Jamaica
  • Argentina 12-7 Canada

Men’s Pool

  • A: USA, Brazil, Chile, Guyana
  • B: Argentina, Canada, Uruguay, Jamaica

Men’s Rugby Sevens Recaps

Round 2

Brazil vs Guyana

After Brazil and Chile tied on day one, the team produced a dominant 59-0 win over Guyana. Daniel Lima scored 2 tries with Felipe Sancery, Laurent Bourda, Stefano Giantorno, Lucas Rainho, Josh Reeves, Robert TEnorio, and Lorenzo Temer adding solo tries. Josh Reeves had 4 conversion with Moises Duque slotting 2 more. Giantorno added another.

USA vs Chile

Chile has had some success on the HSBC Sevens circuit in their limited matches. They jumped out to a 7-0 lead over the USA after Julio Blano scored a try and Rodrigo Fernandez converted. Travion Clark then cut the lead to 7-5 at the break. Clark added 2 more tries in the second half with Cody Meply adding a final one for a USA 20-7 win over Chile.

Canada vs Jamaica

Canada jumped out to a 19-0 lead over Jamaica at the break and finished with a 31-0 win. Adam Zaruba scored twice with Sean Duke, Josiah Morra and Copper Coats adding solo ones. Coats also slotted 3 conversions.

Argentina vs Uruguay

Then it was Argentina’s turn to pitch a 32-0 shutout over Uruguay. Del Mestre, Alvarez, Bazan, mare, Gonzalez and Sabato scored tries with Mare adding a conversion.

Round 3

Chile vs Guyana

Chile needed a dominant match over Guyana as point difference could be a factor in advancing to the semifinals. They scored 87 unanswered points with Guyana adding a converted try for a final of 87-7.

Thirteen tries were scored and 11 conversions in the win. Ignacio Silva had 4 tries and Felipe Brangier had a hat trick. Julio Blanc added 2, with Neira, Urroz, and Treinick adding solo ones. Rodrigo Fernandez added 7 conversions with Urroz adding  4 more.

Captain Jamal Angus scored the team’s first try in the competition with Godfrey Broomes adding the conversion.

USA vs Brazil

Brazil squashed Chile’s bid for a semifinal berth after a 12-10 win over the USA. Brazil added tries by DAniel Lima and Stefano Giantorno with Josh Reeves adding a conversion.

The USA held a 10-5 lead at the break with Travion Clark and Naima Fuala’au adding tries. Brazil had the last word with a second-half converted try for the win.

With the win, Brazil won the Pool with the USA finishing in second. Both teams will advance to tomorrow’s semifinals.

Uruguay vs Jamaica

Jamaica led 14-5 at the break on the strength of tries by Osborne and Caton-Brown with Adamson converting twice. Uruguay scored tries in each half with Passadore and McCubbin scoring.

Argentina vs Canada

The final match of day two featured two undefeated teams. Canada took a 7-0 lead at the break after a try by Adam Zaruba which was converted by Nathan Hirayama. Argentina answered back in the second half with tries by Bazan and Gonzalez with Mare adding a conversion for the 12-7 win.

Both teams will advance to the semifinals tomorrow.

Men’s Rugby Sevens Squads

Argentina: 1 Fernando Luna, 2 Felipe del Mestre, 3 Germán Schulz, 4 Francisco Ulloa, 5 Tomás Vanni 6 Santiago Álvarez (C), 7 Lautaro Bazán Vélez, 8 Gastón Revol, 9 Matías Osadczuk, 10 Santiago Mare, 11 Luciano González, 12 Franco Sábato,

Brazil: 1 André Arruda, 2 Stefano Giantorno 3 Robert Tenório 4 Laurent Bourda-Couhet, 5.Lucas Duque, 6 Moisés Duque 7 Lorenzo Massari, 8 Felipe Sancery, 9 Daniel Silva, 10 Lucas Tranquez11 Daniel Sancery, 12 Joshua Reeves

Canada:  1 Sean Duke, 2 Admir Cejvanovic,  3 Brennig Prevost, 4 Phil Berna, 5  Luke McCloskey, 6 Cooper Coats, 7 Josiah Morra, 8 Joshua Thiel, 9 Nathan Hirayama (C), 10 Pat Kay, 11 Harry Jones (C), 12 Adam Zaruba

Chile: 1 Felipe Brangier (C) , 2 Felipe Neira, 3 Martín Sigren, 4 Marcelo Torrealba, 5 Rodrigo Fernández, 6 Nicolás Garafulic, 7 Ignacio Silva, 8 Francisco Neira, 9 Francisco Metuaze, 10 Francisco Urroz 11 Julio Blanc,12 Vicente Tredinick

Guyana: 1 Vallon Adams,  2 Richard Staglon,3 Dwayne Schroeder, 4 Selwyn Henry 5 Lancelot Adonis,6 Jamal Angus (C) , 7 Patrick King, 8 Ronald Mayers 9 Osie McKenzie, 10 Peabo Hamilton, 11 Claudius Butts, 12 Godfrey Broomes + Coach Sherlock Sam

Jamaica: 2 Omar Dixon, 3 Sam Caven, 4 Linval Green,  5 Rhodri Adamson, 6 Conan Osborne, 7 Mikel Facey, 8 Oshane Edie, 9 Ashley Smith (C), 10 James Gordon, 11 Tyler Bush, 12 Mason Caton-Brown,13 Reinhardo Richards

Uruguay:  1 James McCubbin, 2 Marcos Pastore, 3 Santiago Piñeyrúa, 4 Tomás Ubilla, 5 Juan Passadore, 6 Diego Ardao,7 Mateo Viñals 8 Manuel Castro, 9 Eugenio Plottier, 10 Mateo Soneira, 11 Koba Brazionis 12 Juan Bautista Hontou,

USA: 1 Ben Broselle, 2 Harley Wheeler* ,3  Joe Schroeder (C) ,4 Jake Lachina*, 5 Marcus Tupuola, 6 Travion Clark*,7 Cody Melphy (C),  8 Maceo Brown, 9 Naima Fuala’au, 10 Anthony Welmers, 11 Lorenzo Thomas*,  12 D’Montae Noble*

Schedule & Results

July 26, 2019 *ET is 1 hour later, DJCoil Rugby Day One Recap

  • Colombia 24-14 Argentina (Femenino)
  • USA 55-0 T&T (Femenino)
  • Brazil 33-5 Peru (Femenino)
  • Canada 54-0 Mexico (Femenino)
  • Brasil 14-14 Chile (Masculino)
  • USA 62-0 Guyana (Masculino)
  •  Canada 31-0 Uruguay (Masculino)
  • Argentina 52-0 Jamaica (Masculino)

July 27, 2019 *ET is 1 hour later

  • 10:10 am Colombia 38-10 T&T (Femenino)
  • 10:35 am USA 49-0 Argentina (Femenino)
  • 11:00 am Brazil 33-5 Mexico (Femenino)
  • 11:25 am Canada 54-0 Peru (Femenino)
  • 11:50 am Brasil 59-0 Guyana (Masculino)
  • 12:15 am USA 20-7 Chile (Masculino)
  • 12:40 pm Canada 31-0 Jamaica (Masculino)
  • 13:05 pm Argentina 32-0 Uruguay (Masculino)
  • 14:00 pm Argentina 46-0 T&T (Femenino)
  • 14:25 pm USA 38-0 Colombia (Femenino)
  • 14:50 pm Peru 43-7 Mexico (Femenino)
  • 15:15 pm Canada 26-0 Brazil (Femenino)
  • 15:40 pm Chile 87-7 Guyana (Masculino)
  • 16:05 pm USA 10-12 Brasil (Masculino)
  • 16:30 pm Uruguay 10-14 Jamaica (Masculino)
  • 16:55 Argentina 12-7 Canada (Masculino)

 July 28, 2019 *ET is 1 hour later

  • 9:10 am Women 5/8 Trinidad & Tobago vs Peru
  • 9:35 am Women 5/8 Argentina vs Mexico
  • 10:00 am Men 5/8 Guyana vs Jamaica
  • 10:25 am Men 5/8 Chile vs Uruguay
  • 10:50 am Women Semifinals Colombia vs Canada
  • 11:15 am Women Semifinals USA vs Brazil
  • 11:40 am Men’s Semifinals USA vs Argentina
  • 12:05 pm Men’s Semifinals Brazil vs Canada
  • 13:00 pm Women’s 7/8 Final
  • 13:25 pm Women’s 5/6 Final
  • 13:50 pm Men’s 7/8 Final
  • 14:15 pm Men’s 5/6 Final
  • 14:40 pm Women’s Bronze Final
  • 15:05 pm Men’s Brinze Final
  • 15:30 pm Women’s Gold Final
  • 16:00 pm Men’s Gold Final

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