Savannah Women 20 – Columbia Bombshells 5

The women of Savannah/Charleston (playing as a combined team) opened their 2013 season with a hard fought victory on the road against the Columbia Bombshells (SC).  The scoring opened in the 5th minute when Savannah/Charleston winger, Jaicee Spangler, after good ball handling through the back line (unconverted) making the score 5-0.  In the 13th minute the Savannah/Charleston women, after applying continued pressure to the Bombshells, flanker, Jules Sobutka, scored near the post after a well executed maul (unconverted) making the score 10-0.  The Savannah/Charleston women continued the pressure and were quickly rewarded when outside center, Tucker Marrison, scooped up a loose ball she kicked ahead for another try (unconverted) making the score 15-0.  However, the Bombshells were not to go away from the 1st half without responding when their scrumhalf scored in the 28th minute (unconverted) making the score 15-5.  The remaining minutes of the 1st half were played well by both teams’ defenses and the half ended without either team making significant ground.

Halftime Score: Savannah/Charleston 15 – Columbia 5

The second half features great defense by both teams as neither was able to make substantial gains.  Savannah/Charleston was finally able to capitalize on good field position when scrumhalf, Tara Barrett, made a nice pass to the flyhalf and looped her  her for the score (unconverted) making the score 20-5 in the 68th minute.  The rest of the game saw strong tackling from both sides and the final score reflected a well fought game by both teams.  Congratulations go out to the ladies of both the Savannah Shamrocks and Charleston Hurricanes for opening the season with a tough road victory.

Final Score: Savannah/Charleston 20 – Columbia Bombshells 5

1 Alli McKain
2 Melissa Collins
3 Allie Turpin
4 Becky Coffey
5 Megan Gabriel
6 Jules Sobutka
7 Amy Halperin
8 Jen Nelson
9 Tara Barrett
10 Beth Drzymalski
11 Hillary Mays
12 Sarah Stowers
13 Tucker Marrison (c)
14 Jaicee Spangler
15 Jamie Fisher
Res Kristie Muller
Res Lexi Hollar
Res Sydney Bierman
Res Jess Dollano
Res Franco Vasquez

Back of the Match – Tara Barrett

Forward of the Match – Alli McKain