Women’s Rugby Match Preview: Spring Hill College vs Kennesaw State University

The Spring Hill College women’s rugby program will kick off their inaugural season in the Southern Independent Rugby Conference. After a uneventful fall season due to cancellations, the lady badgers are ready to get after it.

The Breakdown

Spring Hill

SHC is still a young team and only saw action against themselves during the fall semester. This is good and bad. Good because the team is dying to play some real competition and will be beyond motivated to come out the gate and attack against another team but bad because the team truly hasn’t been tested. With all that being said, the team still has experience from last season as they played in a few exhibition matches. Put their experience, motivation, and 2015’s college coach to watch for, Justin Goonan, the team should prove impressive in their first game.

Photo Credit: Kiva Talty
Photo Credit: Kiva Talty

Kennesaw State

Kennesaw State women’s rugby has been around since 2008, meaning, the team has a lot more experience than Spring Hill. They have had a wining track since the club started and should prove a tough opponent for the Badgers. The teams experience means they can get a little fancier in the backline and bring more powerful plays and execution that the badgers might not be ready for.

Prediction

The badgers may not have a ton of experience but their motivation should overcome this. Kennesaw State will be a tough opponent but the badgers should prove to be the better team. Going to be a close one, SHC 14-7.

 

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