Thanks to Randy L. for letting me know the scores from the USA vs Canada game! USA defeated Canada 38-20!
England vs Wales will be played later tonight!
Update from Bryn Chivers:
U20 Nations Cup Day Nine
Just realized that there are details about the tour that I’ve left out. We practice at the fields at RAF Halton and the first couple of days we had the England Women’s 7’s team on the field next to us as they prepared for the European 7’s Championships in Hanover, Germany.
Since then we have been on our own with the exception of the people who walk their dogs around the outside of the fields. Today a little black dog named Lola joined practice after she had spent twenty minutes trying to catch seagulls. She was a sweet pooch but her owner described her as “having a mind of her own, the little sod.” =)
We have our own locker room at the small stadium and it’s nice that the players can change out of their wet clothes for mealtimes.
The weather is strange. Today it was sunshine followed by torrential rain for fifteen minutes and then sunshine for the rest of the day. Weather has been in the mid 60's most days and the evenings have been nice and cool.
The dorm has nice duvets and so the combination of two-a-days, cool evening breezes, and a warm comforter has made for great sleeping. Talking of sleeping, we’ve introduced a one hour rest period in the middle of the day where the players have to be off their feet. They can sleep, read, listen to their ipod but they can’t walk around. Most seem to choose sleep.
So the day was our usual pregame practice day and the team spent time working on new combinations and tightening up some loose spots. Last session today produced some great rugby as the improved communication produced a higher level of confidence. They finally looked like they had played together for a while.
Had dinner, went back to the Orphange and the jersey ceremony was at 8:30 tonight. They know 25 players won’t go into 22 shirts, but it’s always tough. Here is the squad for the game against Canada.
USA U20 WNT Team vs Canada
1 Wendy Sherman, Colorado State
2 Katie Hathaway, Norwich
3 Rachel Sommer, West Linn OR
4 Katie Humphrey, Kent WA
5 Maggie Reidy, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
6 Erin LeGate, Maryville
7 Jozy Gessner, Summit, CO
8 Candace Barley, Maryville TN
9 Brittany Houston, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
10 Sadie Anderson, Penn State
11 Morgan Rovetti, Brigham Young
12 Lisa Henneman, Seattle Women (Captain)
13 Brooke LeGate, Maryville, TN
14 Erica Cavenaugh, University of Virginia
15 Jessica Sexaur, Army
16 Tyra McGrady, Indiana University
17 Erica Lane, Chico State
18 Mallory Ives, Colorado State
19 Cat Parkhill, University of Minnesota
20 Brittany Woodard, Virginia State
21 Katie Johnson, Hopkins, MN
22 Amelia Villines, Stanford
Updates from Canada Women's Rugby site:
Rugby Canada is pleased to announce the 22-player roster to compete with the U.S.A. today at the U20 Women's Nations Cup hosted in England. The two teams will go head-to-head later today as the Canadians look for their first win of the competition.
After suffering two defeats in their opening matches to England and Wales, respectively, Canada is hungry for a result in their final game of the preliminary round. On Saturday, Jul. 18, 2009, Canada is ensured a spot in the consolation finals before the championship match is played to conclude the tournament.
U20W ROSTER VS. U.S.A. – Jul. 15, 2009
Asya Bartley, Nepean, ON, St FX, Barrhaven Scottish
Lauren Tagg, Coquitlam, BC, Heritage Woods Secondary, Burnaby Lake
Julie Emmerson , Moncton, NB, St. FX, Moncton RFC
Jesse Olynyck, Kamloops, BC, University of Victoria, University of Victoria
Jamee George, Brandon, MB, St. FX, Brandon Barbs
Stephanie Mackinnon, Rothsay, NB, St. FX, St. John Trojans RFC
Jill Maclaren, Ottawa, ON, St. FX, Ottawa Irish
Tyson Beukeboom, Uxbridge, ON, Uxbridge SS, Oshawa Vikings
Megan Hamm, Aldergrove, BC, UFV, Abbotsford
Jenn Skilnick, Saskatoon, SK, University of Saskatchewan, Wild Oats RFC
Magali Harvey, Ste-Foy, PQ, St. Lawrence, Club de Rugby De Quebec
Genevieve Ahart, Champion, AB, University of Lethbridge, Lethbridge RFC
Brittany Orr, Fort Macleod, AB, University of Lethbridge, Lethbridge RFC
Amanda Lalonde, Edmonton, AB, Grant MacEwan College, St. Albert Rugby Club
Kayla Moleschi, Williams Lake, BC, Columneetza Secondary, Columneetza Cougars
Chelsey Minter, Sidney, BC, University of Victoria, James Bay
Jessica Jacobs, Caledon, ON, Mayfield Secondary School, Brampton RFC
Kayla Mack, Saskatoon, SK, Wild Oats RFC
Mackenzie Higgs, Aurora, ON, University of Guelph, Aurora Barbarians
Amanda Thornborough, Brandon, MB, University of Manitoba, Brandon Barbarians
Alex Hendricks, Lamond, AB, University of Lethbridge, Lethbridge
Lyndzi Anderson, Barrie, ON, University of Western Ontario, Toronto Irish