D2 Faces Norfolk in First Match of the Spring Season

On Saturday, the Furies will take to the pitch against Norfolk Storm for the first D2 matrix match of the spring season.

The Furies last faced Norfolk in September, falling 65-5 to the Storm. However, with a roster of returning D2 veterans and a host of new rookies, the Furies are looking to start the season strong.

While a few key players are still sidelined with injuries (shoutout to Briley and Carly), this game marks the return of tight-five members Jen “Putty” Putnam and Carmen Cordova, and the D2 debut of rookie Emma Nelson. Captain Xa Hopkins and co-captain Jennifer “Wiggles” Konish – along with veterans Phedra Benoit, Alex Hart, and Cheri Chen – round out the starting pack members. Caitlin Gibney will serve as scrumhalf, with Lucy Albin leading the backline at flyhalf. Liz Linstrom and Kelly Maranchuck will start as centers, with Katie Ursitti, Amy O’Sullivan and Katie “Auchbach” Auchenbach forming the Furies’ back triangle.

Kickoff: 11:00 AM

Location: Rosecroft Raceway (outer field), 6336 Rosecroft Dr, Oxon Hill, MD 20744

Follow along with the game on Twitter: @dcfuries

The Roster:

  1. Jen “Putty” Putnam

  2. Carmen Cordova

  3. Jennifer “Wiggles” Konish

  4. Phedra Benoit

  5. Alex Hart

  6. Xa Hopkins

  7. Cheri Chen

  8. Emma Nelson

  9. Caitlin Gibney

  10. Lucy Albin

  11. Amy O’Sullivan

  12. Liz Linstrom

  13. Kelly Maranchuck

  14. Katie Ursitti

  15. Katie “Auchbach” Auchenbach

Subs: Abby Holland, Rose Luzader, Jessy “Murgz” Murgel, Cam Clark, Sam Aguilar, Rachel Thomas, Amy “KJ” Kaiser-Jones, Morgana Lindey

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