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Utah Teams Strong at NAI 7s Girls Brackets

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Utah Teams Strong at NAI 7s Girls Brackets

There is still plenty to play for in the Girls brackets at the NAI 7s, but right now things look good for a couple of the local teams.

The Utah Lions Academy team blasted through the first three games of a seven-team Elite field, knocking off Rocky Mountain, Atlantis, and Upright Rugby fairly convincingly. The Lions have played (and won) are the World United Games and were also in the Vancouver International 7s. They clearly looked athletic, and played with unity.

Still, the ions had some issues with Upright from Canada, falling behind 12-7 at halftime before scoring two tries in the second half to win it. Then early in the second half Alex Sedrick sold an outrageous dummy and broke through for the try under the posts. Then a turnover in the ruck followed by some nice ball movement opened up some space for Charity Tenney to score the clincher.

Girls Elite      
Upright Rugby Rogues 36 Rocky Mountain Rebels 5
Atlantis 24 Atavus Selects 10
Rhino Academy Girls Elite 12 Play Rugby USA 19
Utah Lions Girls Elite 41 Rocky Mountain Rebels 0
Play Rugby USA 19 Atavus Selects 5
Rhino Academy Girls Elite 5 Atlantis 19
Utah Lions Girls Elite 21 Upright Rugby Rogues 12
Rhino Academy Girls Elite 10 Atavus Selects 5
Utah Lions Girls Elite 26 Atlantis 10
Upright Rugby Rogues 22 Play Rugby USA 7
Rocky Mountain Rebels 19 Rhino Academy Girls Elite 17

The round-robin games continue on Saturday with the top two teams facing off in the final.

Girls Elite W L T Pf Pa Pd Pts
Utah Lions Elite 3 0 0 88 22 66 9
Rhino Rugby Academy 2 2 0 51 55 -4 8
Upright Rugby 2 1 0 70 33 37 7
Atlantis 2 1 0 53 41 12 7
Play Rugby USA 1 2 0 38 46 -8 5
Rocky Mt. Rebels 1 2 0 24 94 -70 5
Atavus Selects 0 3 0 20 53 -33 3

 

In the Girls Open, no one is perfect, as the top two teams, the Mambas and Utah Barbarians, tied 21-21. Coastal Dragons started off well but were upended by the Mambas. Round-Robin play continues on Saturday.

Girls Open      
Fullerton Lady Lions 20 Coastal Dragons 21
Utah Barbarians 46 Idaho Grey Wolves 0
Mambas 27 Furies Rugby 0
Furies Rugby 7 Coastal Dragons 33
Utah Barbarians 21 Mambas 21
Idaho Grey Wolves 5 Fullerton Lady Lions 22
Mambas 22 Coastal Dragons 7
Utah Barbarians 26 Fullerton Lady Lions 0
Idaho Grey Wolves 22 Furies Rugby 14

 

Girls Open W L T Pf Pa Pd Pts
Utah Barbarians 2 0 1 93 21 72 8
Mambas 2 0 1 70 28 42 8
Coastal Dragons 2 1 0 61 42 19 7
Fullerton Lady Lions 1 2 0 42 52 -10 5
Idaho Grey Wolves 1 2 0 27 82 -55 5
Furies Rugby 0 3 0 21 82 -61 3