The All Blues went 6-0 in two days last weekend at Club Nationals in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to secure the National Title for 2013. Defeating NOVA 22-5 in the Championship game, the All Blues allowed only 29 points in six games, which averages to less than a try per game.
Standout performances from the weekend include captain and sweeper Irene Gardner, who was awarded the 2013 Most Valuable Player recognition, as well as finisher Erin Overcash who ranked 7th highest scorer of the tournament with 30 points. Play makers Ruth Bryson, Jill Whitfield and Jenn Sever worked tirelessly to create space on the pitch, while Sarah Davis and Jessica Turner put forth impressive defensive work. Overall the squad owes its success to a commitment to team unity and work rate throughout the summer.
With only 48 hours between the championship match and the beginning of 15s practices, the team is ready to keep working for another title. Bring on the WPL season!
Photo Credit: Matt Shuck