BYU Women Sweep Through Stanford 10s
By Alex Goff (Photos by Dobson Images) - RUGBYMAG.com
STANFORD, CALIFORNIA - BYU were the stars of the women's bracket of the Stanford 10s Saturday (October 30, 2010) in Palo Alto, putting two teams in the final with BYU Blue coming out victors.
Eight clubs brought 12 teams to the tournament, which has teams field lineups of ten players - five forwards (bo back row) and five backs.
BYU Blue ended pool play undefeated at 5-0, but BYU White's day was more up and down. They started well, beating the EPA Ravorbacks 45-0, but struggled somewhat to put teams away, beating the Barbarians 14-12 and Chico 7-5, and lost to Cal Blue 21-15.
BYU Blue, however, were dominant, beating Oregon State by forfeit (OSU was late) and then Cal Gold 57-0, SF Fog 47-0 and HUmboldt White 46-5 before taking care of Stanford 47-7.
Still the pool rankings put both BYU teams at the top (Cal Blue lost twice after beating the Cougars team).
In the final, BYU Blue won comfortably 36-0 with captain and scrumhalf Kara Remington named MVP.
She was complemented by Morgan Rovetti, who was outstanding at flyhalf, Kristi Jackson and Star Bollinger at center, and Rebekah Siebach at wing.
"I'm proud of the girls for turning out and executing," said BYU coach Tom Waqa. "We achieved our goals coming into the tournament. We could improve a lot on certain areas, but that'll come over time."