Our team is very excited to be joining the New England Small College Rugby League. This season will be filled with new adventures -- a new coach AND a new league! Please Welcome our new Coach Michael Quinlan, the head coach of the Portland Women's Rugby Club.
Bates College is seeking a head coach for the women's rugby program for the Fall Semester of 2012. The Bates Rugby team competes in NERFU, Division III, and we are a competitive group. The interested candidate should possess knowledge of game, able to teach skill progression and game strategies, and have an understanding of the women's game. Experience as a player, coach and official is preferred. Besides teaching and coaching the game, responsibilities include working with the captains of the team and guiding the entire program to be respectable & competitive. The coach is expected to conduct practice 4-5 days a week and coach every game (usually held on Saturdays). Season begins the first day of academic classes at Bates (Sept. 5, 2012) and concludes with the final game of the year. This is considered a part-time position. A resume with 3 references are required.
If interested, please contact the Bates College Assistant Director of Athletics Marsha Graef at email@example.com, or 207-786-6353.
Please also feel free to contact the 2012 Team Captains Lane (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Kailey (email@example.com). Also, please pass on this information to anyone you think would be interested!
On Saturday the 29th, Bates visited Colby for a rousing scrimmage in full Halloween costume. After an engaged first half, the scrimmage had to be called off due to a lack of on-call EMTs at the game. This game showed the future promise of our team, as only six veterans were playing and nine of our rookies got to start. All of them played admirably, and showed a great amount of promise!
The scrimmage was the last regular season competition for Seniors Becca Merten, Nora Donahue, and Tessa Pals, as well as the other seniors who were not in attendance.
Woman of the Match went to rookie Jesse Bercaw for her enthusiasm and unyielding drive, as well as her great potential which will be exciting to watch unfold.
On Sunday, October 23rd, on Garcelon Field at Bates, Nichols and Bates participated in two scrimmage games: a 10's game and a 7's game. Because Nichols had to forfeit because of low numbers, the games were not official, and the points scored are not considered official. The Tries scored by Bates were abundant, but Nichols managed to get one Try during the final half of the 7's game. Seniors Becca Merten and Kerry Gross each scored two Tries, Senior Heather Doolitle scored one, Junior Lane Curran scored three, Junior Kailey Worboys scored one, Junior Ashley Lepre scored one, and Freshmen Natasha Kalra, Britt Reid, and Jesse Bercaw each scored one Try.
Woman of the Match went to Lane Curran.
We would like to sincerely thank Coachie for his 9 years of undying passion and service to our team. Those of us who are not graduating will miss him in our future years of play.
After a 3 1/2 hour drive down to Keene State, Bates fell to the Owls 7-27. Despite their efforts, Bates was unable to string together successful offensive movement or to shut down Keene State's motion down the wings in an organized manner. Bates' single Try was scored by junior Lane Curran and then successfully converted by senior Captain Kerry Gross.
Woman of the Match went to Kailey Worboys because of her continuous grit and exponentially increasing skill level at Scrum Half.
In a rough match in the rain, Bates lost to UMO 5-15. Due to injuries, Bates began the game with no potential subs. After an early Try for UMO, Bates responded with a Try by junior Lane Curran right before the end of the first half. Mid-way through the second half, Lane Curran got sent to the hospital for stitches and Bates was forced to play one man down. Though Bates continued playing strong, they were unable to hold off UMO, who scored two more Tries.
Woman of the Match was given to Nora Donahue, who played admirably throughout the match, and whose impressive rucking was continually appreciated.
Bates defeated PSU 76-0 in our opening game of the season under the lights on Garcelon Field! Our captains led the team admirably, each scoring one Try. Rookie senior Heather Doolittle scored her first Try, junior Cam Sheldon scored one Try, junior Jo Wallace scored three Tries, and junior Lane Curran scored five Tries. We were also exceptionally proud of our rookies who all played impressively for their premier game!
Due to her strong performance throughout the game and the incredible bruises she recieved, Jo Wallace was named Woman of the Match.
BWRFC is very excited for our incoming Freshman class! We would love for any interested players to contact us or come check us out in the fall. We're a great group of friends and athletes who have a passion for the sport. There's absolutely NO experience necessary (barely anyone ever comes to college having played before), and we don't have tryouts or cut anyone from the team. Feel free to ask us any questions or come join us for a practice in the fall -- there's no commitment necessary.
If you have any questions or would like to state your interest, please contact our captains: Becca Merten ('12) and Kerry Gross ('12) at firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com
We can't wait to see you all! Have a great rest of summer.
Bates Women's Rugby Football Club
Bates had a tough loss to Bentley on Saturday ending the post-season. Bentley scored two tries in the first half leaving Bates behind 0-12. Fortunately, early in the second half Kerry scored a try assisted by Kathleen and Kathleen was able to convert it leaving Bates only behind by 5. Although Bates got close numerous times they were not able to score again. Bentley scored two more times before the end of the game, leaving the final score at 7-24.
We would like to thank all of our donors and fans who helped cheer us on this season. Thanks again to Coachie for coaching us through another great season, we would not be the same without you. We will certainly miss our 13 seniors who are graduating this year. Hopefully we will have a spring season so that this is not their last game with Bates.
Women of the Match: Guns and Kathleen
Saturday night was a tough loss for Bates, after previously having an undefeated season. This was the last in-season game for Bates. Bates started off strong with an early try from Lane Curran and a conversion from Kathleen giving Bates a 7-0 lead against Tufts. However, Tufts scored two tries off of penalties leaving Bates down by 5 at the end of the first half. Tufts scored again early in the second half, which caused Bates to get fired up and Lane scored again. Unfortunately, Bates was not able to score again before the end of the game leaving the final score 12-19.
The B-side team did really well with numerous tries in only 20 mins.
Bates made it to the playoffs and will be playing Bentley sometime during the weekend of October 22-24. We would love to have anyone in the area come and support us as we take on Bentley.