On the Heels of Another Successful Ruggerfest, D2 hits the road

The Furies pulled off its 38th annual Ruggerfest this past weekend, hosting 32 teams for two days of fun and competitive rugby! In their quest to earn the Ruggerfest crown (actually, fish trophies), players contended with scorching temperatures and chilly rain as the weather swung from spring to summer and back to winter again.

It was an opportunity for D2 to put their new skills and strategies into practice, with many new players getting substantial field time and some squad members playing multiple positions, as well as for the Furies’ WPL side. D2 went 1-2 in pool play, eventually losing their consolation match to the University of Virginia. WPL brought their competitive edge, eventually losing to Glendale in the final and finishing in second place. Results may be found here.

Many thanks to our Ruggerfest chairs, Leni, Alex, Kat and Abbie, as well as to our many sponsors, without whom the tournament wouldn’t have been possible!

Congratulations to our forwards of the tournament, Molly Powers and Judy Dickson, and our backs of the tournament: Katie Ursitti and Gloria Cho. And, of course, to the Furies who embodied the “stir-the-pot” spirit (just ask one of us about it): Alex Hart and Jen “Putty” Putnam!

Now, with Ruggerfest behind us, D2 is heading to Richmond to take on James River in their penultimate match of the season!

Here’s the starting lineup:

  1. Brooke Branson

  2. Xa Hopkins

  3. Jennifer “Wiggles” Konish

  4. Amirah Al Idrus

  5. Molly Powers

  6. Amanda Bauer

  7. Miranda “Mickey” Van Dijk

  8. Nora Welsh

  9. Briley Acker

  10. Anna Wilbourn

  11. Katie Ursitti

  12. Lauren “Kirk” Kirkland

  13. Katy Stewart

  14. Gloria Cho

  15. Angela Cole

Subs: Katie Schmitt, Carmen Cordova, Kelly Maranchuck, Nell “Biddle” Garver, Kristen Clardy, Amy Kaiser-Jones, Amanda “Finny” Fins

Kickoff: D2 vs. James River, 10 a.m. EDT, Saturday, April 21
Location: 8996 Pole Green Park Ln., Mechanicsville, VA 23116

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