Monthly Archives: January 2018

Match Report – SWR v. Cal (Away)

Stanford 51 Cal 17
Tries – O. Bernadel-Huey X3
K. Herson
J. Hayward
L. Ferguson
A. Seth X2
Conversions – Olivia Bernadel-Huey X3

Stanford Women’s Rugby bounced back from last week’s defeat to Chico State with an emphatic victory over long time rival Cal.

Stanford came out firing right from the kick off with a break away from second row Haley O’Brien ’20 which saw her held up over the line. The ensuing scrum led to Olivia Bernadel-Huey’s ’18 1st of her 3 tries for the day. It was one way traffic for the rest of the first half with further tries from Ash Seth ’19 , Lia Ferguson ’18 and Kara Herson ’21. Halftime score 41-0 Stanford.

The second half saw Cal come out with greater intensity as they maintained possesion and put Stanford under increased pressure. Cal got the 1st try of the second half, but Stanford immediately replied with a try from Jett Hayward ’19. The second half continued to be more back and forth with Cal adding 2 more tries and Lia Ferguson ’18 adding one more for Stanford. This was a much improved performance both on Attack and Defense and saw further improvement from our new players who continue to grow every time they step on the field.

Next weekend Stanford hosts a double header at Steuber Rugby Stadium! UC Davis comes on Friday evening at 7:00PM, and Saturday sees us face of against Humboldt at 11:00AM.
(Photo credit: Hector Garcia-Molina)

Match Report – SWR v. Chico State (Away)

credit: Hector Garcia-Molina
Stanford Women’s Rugby opened their season with an away trip to Chico State on Saturday. With great excitement, SWR welcomed back juniors from their fall quarter abroad and looked to integrate a large rookie class. Unfortunately, Stanford ran into a well drilled and experienced Chico State team. The inexperienced Stanford outside backs had a difficult containing the pacey Chico offense. The standouts for Stanford were in the forwards, where the front row were able to take three scrums against the feed and the flankers, Anna Park ’19 and Kathryn Treder ’18, went over for tries.

In the second team match, SWR was excited to start a mostly rookie team. It was fantastic to see winger, Mariah Ward ’21, stretch out for long range tries as the backline looked to exploit the space out wide. In the forwards, the standout with her strong runs was Melinda Hernandez ’21. It will be an exciting future with so many of the freshmen developing throughout the course of the match.

First XV 17 v 48 Chico State
Second XV 15 v 30 Chico State
(Photo credit: Hector Garcia-Molina)