The US women go 1 and 1 in first day of Olympics
The US women’s rugby national team went one and one in pool play at the inaugural 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro on Saturday. The US women’s team faced a competitive Fiji team for their first match ever in the Olympic Games.
Fiji went up 7 – 0 in the first half with a try followed by a successful conversion by Louisa Tisolo. As the second half opened, Fiji once again scored to go up 12–0.
Determined not to get shut out, USA’s Alec Kelter scored and converted to put the United States on the scoreboard.
Ultimately, the USA Eagles were unable to mount the comeback needed for the win.
After a frustrating loss to Fiji earlier in the day, the US women’s national rugby team sought redemption against Colombia.
If redemption is what they were seeking, they found it early and fast going up 24–0 in the first half with two tries from Kelter, one from Doyle and another from Johnson.
As the second half opened, the US quickly scored four more tries to end 48–0 against a struggling Colombian team.
The US women will face a tough Australian team on Sunday at 12:30 PM Eastern time.