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San Diego Surfers Women's Rugby Club http://sdsurfersrugby.com 40 Years of Family Sun, 18 Jun 2017 01:21:42 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.6.6 2017 SD Surfers Hall of Fame Banquet http://sdsurfersrugby.com/2017-sd-surfers-hall-of-fame-banquet/ Sun, 18 Jun 2017 01:21:42 +0000 http://sdsurfersrugby.com/?p=2446 2017HallOfFameBanquetBannerCelebrate the Surfers with players, alums, and supporters at our 4th Annual Hall of Fame Banquet. Tickets available via Square or Venmo (@sdsurfersrugby) for $35 each or two for $60. Includes dinner and drinks.

Click here to see the Facebook event page.

Spike the Surfers FUNdraiser 2017 http://sdsurfersrugby.com/spike-the-surfers-fundraiser-2017/ Mon, 08 May 2017 21:30:21 +0000 http://sdsurfersrugby.com/?p=2417

The Surfers don’t need pointers on their Spike game! Watch this video to see the event highlights!

Support the Surfers with Amazon Smile http://sdsurfersrugby.com/support-the-surfers-with-amazon-smile/ Thu, 08 Dec 2016 19:24:21 +0000 http://sdsurfersrugby.com/?p=2412 Help out your favorite rugby team this holiday season!

Holiday shopping is easy with Amazon’s Holiday Gift Guides. #StartWithaSmile at smile.amazon.com for your holiday gifts and Amazon donates to San Diego Surfers Inc.

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Surfers Win WPL! http://sdsurfersrugby.com/surfers-win-wpl/ Thu, 08 Dec 2016 19:12:38 +0000 http://sdsurfersrugby.com/?p=2407

Photo: Derek Sumont Photography LLC •


[USA RUGBY] MARIETTA, Ga. – San Diego Surfers won their first Women’s Premier League Championship Sunday at the expense of two-time defending champions Glendale Raptors in a competitive, 26-16, Final at Life University Rugby Complex.

Brigham Young University graduate and capped Eagle Jordan Gray was recognized as Most Valuable Player for her play at inside center through the weekend, scoring one try in Friday’s semifinal defeat of Twin Cities Amazons and influencing Sunday’s Final in favor of San Diego.

The Surfers had scored more points in six regular season matches than any team in the competition and came out of the gates Sunday intent on scoring as many points as possible. Their first attack covered nearly the entire field of play before Glendale forced a turnover, only for San Diego to get it back through a penalty. Prop Hope Rogers went through several defenders from the quick tap before the capped sevens duo of Hunter Griendling and Kate Zackary found fellow Women’s Eagles Sevens player Dana Meschisi for the opening try three minutes into the match.

Raptors flyhalf Hannah Stolba’s failed grubber kick near the Surfers’ 22 could have turned into a San Diego try a few minutes later if Glendale had not forced a turnover via a penalty at its own 22-meter line. Meschisi was close to doubling the lead and her scoring tally when Gray freed space for the No. 13 and wing Hanna Lockwood, but the chance was lost forward in-goal.

Gray fended a single tackler at the San Diego 10 and ran past the defense into the attacking third of the field before two Raptors converged to bring down the center. The MVP found Lockwood in space before she was taken to the ground for the wing to extend the lead to 12-0 after 13 minutes.

The Raptors pulled one back through Carmen Farmer when the Rio 2016 Olympian ran over two defenders on the try line, but Samantha Pankey nullified the score with her own try from an Elisabeth Henry offload in front of the posts. Stolba’s penalty goal two minutes from halftime hit an upright and bounced behind the bar for a 19-8 score at the break.

Try-scorer Meschisi was shown a yellow card in the 55th minute after San Diego had conceded consecutive defensive penalties. It took the full 10 minutes of the sinning, but Glendale turned the advantage into points after continuous offensive pressure within the 22. Hooker Jenna Beard finished the attack in-goal to cut the San Diego lead to 19-16.

 The Surfers were going forward with their attacks while defending a slim margin with big runs from the likes of Gray, Rogers, and replacement substitutes such as Jamila Reinhardt. In the latter stages, an apparent kick to touch found the hands of a Surfer to start an attack with the Raptors somewhat out of position. Molly Kinsella found a gap to run for the corner and Reinhardt held off a few defenders to inch towards the line before Zackary dove over for the try and 26-16 Championship-winning victory.

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Surfers WIN over All Blues in NorCal, 69-7 http://sdsurfersrugby.com/surfers-win-over-all-blues-in-norcal-69-7/ Tue, 20 Sep 2016 01:19:20 +0000 http://sdsurfersrugby.com/?p=2395 From The Rugby Breakdown – San Diego (1-1) rebounded from its two-point loss in week one of the Women’s Premier League (WPL), beating Berkeley (0-2) 69-7 in Moraga, Calif., Saturday. “In hindsight, that loss might have been a good thing for us,” San Diego coach Jarrod Faul referenced the Glendale loss last weekend. “The girls know we let that game get away from us. We were up by a decent amount of points and should have closed it out. We learned that lesson, and against Berkeley, we played right ‘til the end.” San Diego’s shape and cohesion was better, too, and the visitors were able to stretch the field and punch the holes when needed. The Surfers played at pace – although Faul indicated that fitness continues to be a focus – and saw a comparable amount of points scored in either half. “Berkeley challenged our defense at times,” Faul said. “Sometimes we were too skinny of defense, or there were times where we didn’t stay connected and they attacked the spaces with ball in hand. And their [flyhalf], Lauren Rhode, she did a pretty good job kicking to space and catching us out of position. ”While the majority of the squad that traveled to Glendale was also present in NorCal, there were some adjustments to the starting line as players like Hope Rogers and Jordan Gray (outside center) joined the lineup. Berkeley, too, made some adjustments after the ORSU match, like bringing Dot Mittow opposite Gray, but also looked very similar to week one.

San Diego’s Hunter Griendling, Sam Pankey and Kyla Roth scored multiple tries, while Mely Quiroz, Danielle Miano and Hope Rogers also added five-pointers. Tia Blythe handled the kicking duties. Both San Diego’s and Berkeley’s lineups were similar to week one’s, although the Surfers added Rogers and Jordan Gray at outside to the roster this week. “Collectively, we played really well,” Faul said. “Our flyhalf, Hunter, had an outstanding game. Her game management is improving, especially now that she has an understanding of our systems. She seems to grow with every training and game. She’s a real threat on the pitch and has a good eye for attacking the space. “Sam Pankey had a great game, too,” the coach said of the front row. “She had a great game last weekend, too. She’s a great player to have on your team.”

From USA Rugby WPL Week 2 Recap – San Diego’s opening weekend in the WPL was a sobering one, but the result was a team eager to redeem itself with an 80-minute performance. That motivation turned into a 69-7 win over Berkeley. “We built from lessons learned last week,” San Diego coach Jarrod Faul said. “We had more clarity in our systems this weekend, more cohesion. We did a really good job with the width of the field and attacking spaces. “The Surfers’ attack shape was in better form Sunday, and it produced 11 tries from seven players. Flyhalf Hunter Griendling led all point-scorers (17) on three tries and one conversion, and earned much praise from Faul on her leading performance. Wing Kyla Roth and front row Sam Pankey dotted down twice apiece, while lock Mely Quiroz, inside center Deven Owsiany, replacement wing Danielle Miano, and Hope Rogers in her debut also scored. Fullback Tia Blythe added six conversions. “We tried to play an expansive game and did a good job of keeping the ball alive, keeping at pace, and stressing the defense,” Faul said. “We’re still working on our systems and really working on our accuracy and recognizing when to take the space. And if we want to play that fast, expansive game, then we need to be fitter – which is something I’m constantly driving with the girls.” Faul is also pleased with the numbers at training, with more than 40 players bringing a competitive edge to the squad and challenging for positions. This week, Rogers, Kate Zachary, Jordan Gray and Lauren Brisbin got their first starts of the season.

Link to game:  SD Surfers vs Berkeley All Blues WPL Away 2016

Surfers Kickoff 2016 7s Season http://sdsurfersrugby.com/surfers-kickoff-2016-7s-season/ Thu, 19 May 2016 00:01:07 +0000 http://sdsurfersrugby.com/?p=2375 unnamed (1)

Surfers summer season officially began April 30 and May 1 with a clinic for Surfers and University of Arizona players followed by an Exhibition Match vs Atavus Academy at the San Diego Pro Rugby Game vs Denver. The Atavus Academy is a group of women’s players including many Surfers who train together throughout the year for 7s/rugby. The Atavus ladies won 37-7 at the curtain raiser match to the men’s game.
The clinic with University of Arizona was a great way to start the summer with many new Surfers faces joining the action. 
unnamedThe Surfers will travel to Tucson, Arizona this weekend for a round-robin tournament with U of A and other teams in coordination with the USA Rugby Club Championships on 
May 21.

PRO Rugby San Diego http://sdsurfersrugby.com/pro-rugby-san-diego/ Mon, 25 Apr 2016 23:01:46 +0000 http://sdsurfersrugby.com/?p=2372 The new professional men’s rugby league in the US, PRO Rugby, has a team in San Diego!

They’re hosting a Women’s Appreciation Day on Sunday May 1, in coordination with their home game vs PRO Rugby Denver. The event will feature girls and women’s exhibition matches before the game and during half time. The Surfers will be taking on the Atavus Academy in a 7s match before the PRO game at 4 PM. We will also have a booth at the event to promote the Surfers and women’s rugby!

Get your tickets to the game athttp://www.usdtoreros.com/tickets/tickets-pro-rugby.html. Get there early to watch the Surfers and stop by our booth! We’d love your support! Hope to see you there!


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Surfer’s Dodge-ball Tournament! http://sdsurfersrugby.com/surfers-dodge-ball-tournament/ Mon, 04 May 2015 18:24:02 +0000 http://sdsurfersrugby.com/?p=2350 dodgeball



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