Belmont Girl’s XV play first game in club history; draw with L/S
In a historic day for Belmont Rugby the inaugural Belmont Girl’s XV traveled to Lincoln-Sudbury for their first match in team history, drawing with the hosts 10-10.
It was an impressive display for the visitors, their first runout against a team that’s been playing together for years. Belmont’s first try was set up by Sara Nelson’s quick tap penalty which took the ball right to the cusp of the tryline. Setting up the phases freshman Kail Pellicane took a crash ball and dotted down Belmont’s first ever try.
The hosts would not be deterred and scored an equalizer quickly, tying up the match 5-5.
Belmont’s next try was set up by forward Rose Carlson’s dynamite line break. The junior scampered for 30 meters within striking distance of paydirt. Pellicane, again in the right place at the right time, took the ball over the tryline for her second of the day.
The forwards put in extra hard work making dominate tackles from Nelson & Ashley Liriano-Cook. Their defensive effort kept the game tight throughout as did their hard work in the set pieces.
The backs, not to be outdone, confused the hosts with silky hands and smooth lines which opened up gaps in the defense. Taking advantage of their chances were freshman Rachel Iler-Keniston playing in the centers.