White Horse Women Sweep the Board in NC

White Horse Women at 2018 Moonshine 7s

This past weekend, the Phoenixville White Horse Women traveled to Raleigh, North Carolina to compete in the 2018 Moonshine 7s. After a grueling day of rugby, White Horse went undefeated to win their division.

Moonshine 7s Pool Play

Phoenixville kicked off their first match of the tournament at 4:40pm against Cape Fear. With 2 tries in the first half by 2018 Ursinus College grad Rachel Allison and a try from 3 year WH veteran Jessica Rodearmel, White Horse had a 10-7 lead at the half. White Horse laid down 3 more tries in the second half to win the match 36-7.

Game #2 of the day kicked off at 7:40pm vs the Bandits. White Horse scored 4 tries in the first half, 2 of which were dotted down by Temple Alumni Nicole Schott who kept the Bandits on their heels as she broke free for long runs on the outside. White Horse wins game #2 over the Bandits, 36-5.

Phoenixville’s last and final game in pool play was against the Valkyries from Charlotte at 8:40pm under the lights. Phoenixville White Horse came out on fire and won the match 40-0 with unstoppable movement of the ball from the White Horse offense. Saleiha Mayer-Marks score 3 tries vs the Charlotte Valkyries.

Moonshine 7s Play-offs

White Horse Women took the first seed going into playoffs with 3 wins and an impressive point differential of 100. Rounding out the top 4 in the women’s division were Sweat Meats from Baltimore, Raleigh Venom and James River.

Playoffs began late in the evening as White Horse and James River kicked off just before midnight in the semifinal match up. White Horse pulled off yet another impressive 27-5 win over JR with 2 tries from West Chester University Alumni, speedster Sam Tretter.

At 12:40am, the women’s final stage was set with an undefeated White Horse team ready to take on the tournament hosts, Raleigh Venom. In a relentless team effort and solid defense from West Chester University’s Nicole Welker, White Horse was able to secure the win with a final score of 12-5 knocking off the home team to win their first ever Moonshine 7s Rugby Tournament.

TRIES: S.Mayer-Marks (6), S.Tretter (5), R.Allison (4), N.Schott (4), J.Rodearmel (2), A.McGlade (2), P.Torres (1), A.Johnson (1)