The Wisconsin Women brought a full squad to Milwaukee’s Lakefront 7s Rugby Tournament, Saturday, July 9, to finish second overall in the Competitive Women’s bracket.
Wrapping up the day overall with four wins and one loss, Wisconsin was pleased with the day’s rugby and the veteran roster welcomed new teammates Kayla Soliday, Shoshana Griffith and Rebecca Stillman to the WWRFC.
In pool play, Wisconsin opened the day with a tight 10-5 victory over Chicago North Shore (D1). They swept the rest of their pool with a crushing five-try shutout against the Rockford Ravens and a three-try shutout versus a mixed Chicago Women’s side. With 10 tries racked up for the day and a 3-0 record, Wisconsin drew the second seed entering semi-finals and easily handled the UW-La Crosse Women with another five-try shutout.
Wisconsin met the Twin Cities Amazons in the final, but were unable to shutdown the Minnesota side’s national-team players. The women in red saw Katie Meyer lead the team in scoring, joined by Soliday, Stillman, Caitlin Keating, Meaghan Odling and other teammates.
Thank you to our coach Kyle Malaney for his leadership and support throughout the match, in addition to the UW-Madison Women and Wisconsin Rugby Club men, and the whole Madison rugby community down at the tournament.
Roster (Above in Photo) – Back (L-R): Nadia Riese, Kayla Soliday, Katie Meyer, Jenny Pederson, Emma “EZ E” Zoch, Shoshana Griffith, Rebecca “Reba” Stillman, Laura Hanks; Front (L-R): Kelly Mullen, Meaghan Odling (Captain), Jessica Burda, Caitlin Keating-Bitonti, Mary Hanks (Captain) and Steph Maule. Coach Kyle Malaney not pictured.