All-Blues Cruise to National Title

All-Blues Cruise to National Title

 

 

All Blues Cruise to National Title

 

(Dobson Images courtesy of Rugby MAG)

 

The Berkeley All-Blues were anointed champions at San Francisco Golden Gate Sunday after winning the Emirates Airline USA Rugby Women's Club Sevens Championships. 

 

USA international Nathalie Marchino was outstanding in the tournament and tallied six tries on day one to help her team through to the final  She was outstanding in the final as well, exhibiting physicality and phenomenal passing skills to move her team down the field.  

 

In the final, Berkeley's electric playmaker, Kelly Griffin scored a brace of tries and tallied two conversions, earning her the Most Valuable Player honors.  She was very elusive in the open field and defensively she was very strong as well.  

 

The All Blues made history by winning the first-ever Women's Club Championships.

 

 

Cup Final

Berkeley 34

Tries: Boone (1), Garnder, I (2), Griffin (2), Gardner, E (1)

Conversions: Griffin (2)

Boston 0

 

 

Cup Semi

NOVA 19

Tries: Hoeck (2), Hanson (1)

Conversions: Black (2)

Atlanta Harlequins 5

Tries: Blosser (1)

 

Cup Semi

Boston Belles 7

Tries: Mattein (1)

Conversions: Seary (1)

San Diego Suffers 0

 

Cup Semi

Berkeley All Blue 24

Tries: Gardner, E (1), Gardner, I (2) Griffin (1)

Conversions: Griffin (2)

Glendale 7

Tries: Stolba (1)

Conversions: Stolba (1)

 

Cup Semi

Philadelphia 12

Tries: Hallinan (1), Hegg (1)

Conversions: Hallinan (1)

DC Furies 20

Tries: Shipley (1), Bernstein (3)

 

Bowl Final

Belmont Shore 5

Tries: Chang (1)

Seattle Breakers 19

Tries: Rogers (2), Sanders (1)

Conversions: Sanders (2)

 

Plate Semi

Atlanta Harlequins 10

Tries: Smith (1), Blosser (1)

San Diego Surfers 24

Tries: Measures (1), Wilson (1), Strohecker (2)

Conversions: Hartos (1), Smith (1)

 

Cup Semi

NOVA 7

Tries: Hanson (1)

Conversions: Primo (1)

Boston Belles 17

Tries: Clancy (2), Orlin (1)

Conversions: Seary (1)

 

Plate Semi

Glendale 7

Tries: Edwards (1)

Conversions: Stolba

Philadelphia 5

Tries: Ridout (1)

Cup Semi

Berkeley 36

Tries: Marchino (4), Quirindongo-Crespo (1), Griffin (1)

Conversion: Griffin (2), Marchino (1)

DC Furies 5

Tries: Shipley (1)

 

Plate Consolation

Atlanta Harlequins  20

Tries: Morrison (2), Likes (1), Mannino-Dickson (1)

Philadelphia 19

Tries: Hallinan (2), Foley (1)

Conversions: Foley (1), Hallinan (1)

 

Plate Final

San Diego Surfers 5

Tries: Fields (1)

Glendale 12

Tries: Stolba (1), Lucia (1)

Conversions: Edwards (1)

 

Cup Consolation

NOVA 12

Tries: McQueen (1), Hildreth (1)

Conversions: Black (1)

DC Furies 5

Tries: White (1)

 

 

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