CAMBRIDGE, MA. – The Sacred Heart University Women's Rugby team completed its games at the Harvard Crimson's 7's Tournament this afternoon. The Pioneers will return to action on Saturday April 6 when SHU competes in the Brown 7's in Providence, Rhode Island.
SHU vs. Quinnipiac (L, 0-52)
The Pioneers would be down early as they would trail to Quinnipiac 33-0 at the end of the first half. SHU had a couple opportunities in the first half off a breakaway run by Nia Williams but were unable to convert in the opening half. Quickly the game would become out of reach for SHU as the Bobcats would tally three more tries in the half to make the final score 52-0 in favor of Quinnipiac.
SHU vs. Harvard (L, 0-37)
Harvard would come out aggressive as the Crimson would take an early 15-0 lead at the end of the first half. Harvard's defense would hold the Pioneers to not crossing midfield to keep the Pioneers from scoring. The Crimson defense would just halt the Pioneers from attempting any opportunities to score in the game while Harvard would be able to tally four more tries to make the final score 37-0 in favor of Harvard.
SHU vs. Colby Sawyer (L, 14-20)
The Pioneers would be able to score first in the game as a try by sophomore Isabel Cuddy would give the Pioneers a 7-0 lead after a successful conversion. Colby Sawyer would answer with a try of their own but would be unsuccessful in the conversion to make the score 7-5 in favor of SHU. But just before the end of the half, Colby-Sawyer would tack on one more try to take a 10-7 lead. Then in the beginning of the second half, Colby-Sawyer would successfully land another try to put them ahead 15-7. Just two minutes later, they would score another to take a 20-7 lead. But the Pioneers would not go down without a fight as in the final play of the game Cuddy would land another try to make the final score 20-14 in favor of Colby Sawyer.
SHU vs. AIC (L, 5-43)
AIC would be able to hold the Pioneers scoreless until the final play of the game in which sophomore Tessa Buckey would find the touchline to make the final score 43-5. The Pioneers would have a tough hill to climb as AIC scored a total of seven times in the game and six before the Pioneers would be able to even score.