Women's Eagles Sevens ready for Amsterdam Sevens

Women's Eagles Sevens ready for Amsterdam Sevens

BOULDER, Colo. – Ric Suggitt’s Women’s Eagles Sevens used a Cup Semifinals appearance at the London Invitational last weekend to test different combinations in preparation for this weekend’s Amsterdam Sevens, the final leg of the inaugural IRB Women’s Sevens World Series.

Though they eventually lost to Australia – who lost to host England in the Cup Final – the Eagles put on a strong showing at Twickenham Stadium in London. The Eagles finished 2-1 in pool play with wins against Ireland and Russia and a loss to Canada, and defeated Spain in the Cup Quarterfinals.

“Unfortunately, we didn’t come out on top, but it was a good fight for both sides,” captain Vanesha McGee said after the loss to Australia. “We are always striving to be in the top four, and next weekend we are looking to be in the Amsterdam final and take that one home.”

Suggitt will keep the same roster from London for Amsterdam Sevens, where the Eagles will line up against Australia, Spain, and Brazil in Pool C. The Eagles should be well-prepared, having just faced Australia and Spain in London.

“As usual, we are excited to play three tough, physical teams on day one,” Suggitt said. “It will be a real nice challenge and we look forward to stepping up and demonstrating all the hard work we have put in since China Sevens.”

The Eagles’ opening match against Brazil is the second of Amsterdam Sevens, which will be live-streamed on the IRB Women’s Sevens World Series’ website. Follow the Eagles with live updates on Twitter by following @USARugby.

Women’s Eagles Sevens | Amsterdam Sevens
Jillion Potter (*3)
Kelly Griffin (*3)
Vanesha McGee (*3)
Deven Owsiany (*3)
Sadie Anderson (*1)
Bui Baravilala (*1)
Victoria Folayan (*3)
Kimber Rozier (*1)
Emilie Bydwell (*2)
Katie Dowty (*3)
Christy Ringgenberg (*3)
Nathalie Marchino (*3)
*2012/2013 World Series Tournaments

Women’s Eagles Sevens | Amsterdam Sevens
vs. Brazil – 4:22 A.M. ET Friday, May 17
vs. Spain – 7:06 A.M. ET Friday, May 17
vs. Australia – 9:28 A.M. ET Friday, May 17

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