Women’s rugby continues its undefeated 2016


Jennifer Brzyski

Emily Sneck and the women’s rugby club beat Oswego, 50-0, to push their record to 7-0.

Jahvon Graham, Reporter

For the first time in five weeks, both the men’s and women’s rugby club collected victories. In what has been an already impressive season, the women’s rugby club continued to impress in their win over Oswego 50-0 to push their record to 7-0.

The men’s rugby club, however, had been limping all year and were on a four game losing streak. Their 27-22 victory over Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) pushed their record to 2-4.

“We looked and played like a team for 80 minutes,” said senior captain Justin Brzyski.

In what has been a season in where the team couldn’t put together a complete offensive and defensive game, the defense did enough to hold off the opposition while the offense scored enough.

“Our defense made RIT cough up the ball a lot and we made smart rescissions offensively that led to us scoring more. This season we put a big emphasis on our defense but for the game our offense put together phases and made great plays,” said Bryzski.

In what has been a discouraging season, expectations for this season are still bright.

“Next week we are looking forward to playing Fredonia and getting that sixth seed for the playoffs,” August Edwards said. “It’s very important, we have yet quit, even against the toughest competition. Making it to the playoffs would make a big statement for next year.”

A win over Fredonia would push their record to 3-4. From there it is out of their hands if they get in or not, but they have to take care of business first.

Unlike the men’s season, the women’s season couldn’t have gone more perfect up to this point. With a 7-0 record going into a bye week, they will look to close out the season 8-0 when they play their next match.

The last two weeks for the women their offensive output had been low and their defense was actually giving up points.

“The last couple of games were much harder competition so we tried to use this game to get our offensive game down,” senior captain Kirsten Dole said.

With a hard fought for 7-0 record the women’s rugby club could use a bye week. Although it’s a bye week they will still have a heavy practice load.

“We’re still going to practice this week just like we normally do, mainly conditioning,” Dole said. “We need to be ready for the final game before playoffs.”

The women’s rugby club will look to finish their regular season perfect when they take on Ithaca at home Oct. 29.

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