Eagles storm into HK Cup semis

Eagles storm into HK Cup semis

The USA Women's Eagle Sevens team will make their third Cup semifinal appearance in as many tournaments in the 2011-2012 season  after dominating Pool D of the Hong Kong IRB Women's Challenge Cup tournament.  Spain and Tunisia fell victim to a very fit and very physical Eagles outfit.  On day two, the USA will play the Pool C winner at 10:05 p.m. Mountain on Friday March 23.  

 

The USA had an early scare in its Hong Kong Sevens opener against Spain, finding themselves down 0-5 at half time.  Vanesha McGee helped her team to fight back and close the gap early in the second half.  A penalty against Spain late in the game opened the door for the Eagles and a cool drop kick sealed the deal and gave the USA a winning start in Hong Kong.

 

Tunisia was held scoreless and Navy's Jane Paar scored a try on her USA debut.  USA captain Deven Owsiany got a brace in the Tunisia effort and Berkeley All-Blues standout Irene Gardner also chimed in on the score sheet.

 

USA 8

Tries: McGee

Pens:

 

Spain 5

 

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USA 20

Tries: Gardner, Owsiany (2), Paar

 

Tunisia 0

 

 

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