It was an early morning start for the Stanford women at the Champagne Classic tournament, hosted in San Diego by the Surfers Women’s Rugby Club. Stanford competed in the women’s club bracket in order to test themselves against some more experienced sides. This meant battling some of the toughest women that women’s rugby clubs from around the nation have to offer. The day began with a close loss to the Olde Girls of Denver Colorado at 15-10. In this game, flanker Nora Levinson suffered a broken leg and is another player now out for the season. But Stanford got into the game later in the day, resulting in a win against a club from Scottsdale, AZ. The day ended with a loss but a great learning experience against the Berkeley All-Blues at 25-0. All in all, it was a day of hard rugby which lead the Stanford women into the Chablis bracket the following day.
Day Two of Champagne Classic was another sunny day by the sea. First Stanford defeated Seattle with a score of 24-3. Later in the day, Stanford competed against the Surfers in the Chablis Championships. Stanford defeated the Surfers with a score of 36-17. Overall, Stanford won the Chablis bracket and freshman Jessica Watkins was named Club MVP back for the tournament.