Surfers Qualify for Nationals in Santa Barbara
For the past few years, the Sevens by the Sea tournament in Santa Barbara has been a showcase event and National Qualifier for women’s sevens in Southern California. Two Surfers squads competed on July 12 in the sunny and surprisingly muddy conditions. Both sides competed well throughout the morning and won their pool matches. In the quarter-final, Surfers I faced a close call with an after the bullhorn try to win the match 10-7 again ICEF. Surfers II won its semi- and quarter-final games as well, setting the stage for a Surfers vs. Surfers showdown. Led by the nice kicks by Mashawna Miller and speed of Nia Williams, Surfers II earned the tournament trophy. Miller of Surfers II and Elizabeth Trujillo of Surfers I were named tournament “Man of the Match” for their sides. The Surfers officially qualified for the National Championships on August 9 and 10 in Seattle, Washington.