Tuesday, November 1, 2011

CU Women’s Rugby Fall Season Concludes Nov.6 verses New Mexico

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (11/1/11) –The University of Colorado women’s rugby team will take on the University of New Mexico this weekend in what will be the final game of their fall season.

The Buffaloes have had a great season so far, boasting a 7-3 record with wins verses elite women’s rugby programs such as Air Force and Colorado State.

“Our team is playing amazingly well this year, we graduated a lot of key players from our starting line and are really coming back strong from that,” said team president Meghan Montgomery.  “We brought on a new assistant coach this year, Hannah Stolba, who played for the Eagles national team and currently plays for Glendale, the women's team in Denver.  She has brought amazing expertise and knowledge of the game and is really meshing well with the players and the existing coaching staff.”

The Buffs’ are going to need to bring their A game if they want to beat a very talented New Mexico team.

“In order to beat UNM this weekend, we really just need to pull together and play together as a unit,” said Montgomery.  “Each individual player is incredibly skilled and has progressed in terms of understanding of the game, we just really need to not let the pressure get to us and forget our game plan.  Rugby is all about the team playing as a 15 person unit, we have key players but without the support of the rest of the team at every breakdown their individual skills won't necessarily get us where we need to be.”

For more information on CU women’s rugby visit their website at http://www.colorado.edu/studentgroups/womensrugby/?DB_OEM_ID=600