ANNAPOLIS, Md. – It was a dominant efficiency from begin to end for the Navy ladies’s rugby workforce (6-4) in its CRAA semifinal match on Saturday versus Northeastern (5-1). The Mids scored a season-high 52 factors to defeat the Huskies 52-5 on the Prusmack Rugby Middle to advance to the CRAA D1 Championship for the second straight season.
“Nice exhibiting at the moment by the whole workforce. The ladies got here out and performed actually powerful protection whereas contesting at virtually each single breakdown,” mentioned head coach Murph McCarthy. “I could not be prouder of the way in which they performed at the moment, and we’re pumped to go all the way down to Charlotte to have a shot at successful the CRAA Championship once more.”
Navy put the strain on proper because the match started, getting inside Northeastern’s 22-meter line lower than two minutes in. A foul by Northeastern compelled them to again up into their strive zone, and Eliza Herring bulldozed throughout the road for Navy’s first rating simply 3:31 into the match. The Mids pushed the ball deep into Huskie territory once more just some minutes later and Marissa Meyer provided the second strive after juking out two Huskie defenders concurrently to place Navy forward 10-0 on the 16-minute mark.
Northeastern’s offense started to achieve some floor for the primary time, however a fast turnover and a deep kick from Dina Giles put Navy proper again on Northeastern’s aspect of the pitch. Navy continued to achieve floor by kicking the ball deeper into the Northeastern zone earlier than Herring powered her method simply outdoors the strive line. Somewhat than trying to attain herself, Herring made a fantastic go out to Miracle Haynes who walked in untouched on the twenty thirdrd minute for Navy’s third rating of the match.
Northeastern received inside Navy’s 22-meter line after the 30-minute mark, however Navy’s protection held robust to maintain them off the board. Navy flipped the sector with a giant run from Grace Oliver and Abby Hershner then scored her first strive of the season within the thirty fifth minute to offer Navy a 20-0 lead.
Meyer received the gang on his ft straight away within the second half. After Northeastern dropped a go, Meyer scooped up the ball and sprinted previous the whole Northeastern protection to attain her second strive simply 64 seconds out of the halftime break. Nicole Deprey prolonged Navy’s result in 27 on her first made conversion kick of the match after Meyer’s rating, after which added one other three factors on a penalty kick within the forty eighth minute, placing Navy forward 30-0.
Navy’s dominance continued with one other two tries over the following seven minutes. Margaret Foulkes scored her first strive of the season within the 53rd minute and one other conversion from Deprey gave Navy a 37-point benefit. Herring scored her second strive lower than two minutes later and made the conversion kick to place Navy up 44-0.
The Huskies scored their solely strive within the 58th minute, however Navy would not give up any extra factors for the rest of the competition. Megan Leitz scored Navy’s eighth strive of the match within the 63rd minute and Anna Hoang put Navy over the 50-point mark with a penalty kick within the 68th minute for her first factors of the season.
Navy completed the match with eight tries, which is tied for the second most scored in a match this season. Herring led Navy in scoring with 12 factors on two tries and a conversion kick for her first match in double figures this season. Meyer raised her season factors whole to 50 along with her two tries, giving her a strive in 5 straight matches and a team-leading 10. Haynes scored her second strive of the season and her first since Navy’s match versus New Haven again on Oct. 2 Deprey added seven factors on two made conversion kicks and a penalty kick.
The Mids have outscored their two playoff opponents 64-8 and look to proceed their dominance in two weeks once they battle Rocky Mountain champion Utah State for the CRAA D1 Championship in Charlotte, NC, the second-highest championship degree in collegiate rugby behind the Division 1-A Elite Championship.
3:31 – Navy – Strive – Eliza Herring (5-0)
15:55 – Navy – Strive – Marissa Meyer (10-0)
11:05pm – Navy – Strive – Miracle Haynes (15-0)
35:37 – Navy – Strive – Abby Hershner (20-0)
41:04 – Navy – Strive – Marissa Meyer (25-0)
Conversion – Nicole Deprey (27-0)
48:00 – Navy – Penalty Kick – Nicole Deprey (30-0)
53:07 – Navy – Strive – Margaret Foulkes (35-0)
Conversion – Nicole Deprey (37-0)
55:40 – Navy – Strive – Eliza Herring (42-0)
Conversion – Eliza Herring (44-0)
58:15 – Northeastern–Strive (44-5)
63:05 – Navy – Strive – Megan Leitz (49-5)
68:59 – Navy – Penalty Kick – Anna Hoang (52-5)