West Chester University’s Women’s Rugby squad went 5-0 and captured its secnd tournament championship of the season, winning the Battle for the Border tournament in Niagara Falls, N.Y.
WCU tallied 205 points with its offense during the two pool matches and three playoff matches – only allowing 17 points to be scored against them all day. WCU freshman combination of Autumn Czaplicki (Pillow, Pa.) and Lauren Madalian (Randolph, N.J./Randolph) combined for 17 trys between them and accounted for 87 points. A great defensive performance by Nicole Welker (Downingtown, Pa./Downingtown East) and Tina Kimmich (Downingtown, Pa./Downintown West) helped the Golden Rams hold their opponents to three trys during the tournament and only 17 total points over the course of the five matches. This is the second tournament championship this season marking the first time West Chester has captured two tournament championships during its 7’s tournament season.
WCU vs St Bonaventure University: St Bonaventure was able to lead West Chester in the match, which no other team was able to do during the tournament. The Bonnies scored first and led 5-0 after two minutes. WCU fought right back with a try by Moritz and two trys by Czaplicki to put WCU in front at the half 19-5. WCU was able to score one more time in the second half to seal the tournament championship with a 24-5 victory.