England 18, United States 0

First and foremost, I have not seen the game yet. We had practice during the actual game and then we couldn’t get any internet signal afterwards at Wilson’s (our team bar). So we ate, drank and sang us some karaoke.

The plan is to use my boyfriend’s mucho faster internet signal to watch the game this weekend and hopefully share it with my teammates.

But alas, I looked up the scores today … *sigh* … England Surge Beats USA Women. And Ham had to leave the game because she injured her ankle … but a scoreless game at halftime says a lot, I think.

Eagle Captain Jen Crouse says the Eagles are “hungry to play again. We are a team that learns from our mistakes and always try to improve…We will take away some great experiences and use that to move forward.”

From the World Cup site:

England captain Jo Yapp: “We got off to a slow start, but we were patient, came in at half time and regrouped and came out in the second half and lifted our game. All credit to the USA though; their physicality at the breakdown was awesome.”

USA coach Kathy Flores: “We don’t have a lot of work to do, but we need to go away and reassess, I am very proud of the girls today, and we see ourselves going deep into this tournament and showing that the US are certainly a force in this form of the game of rugby.”

USA player Phaidra Knight: “We knew it would be a very intense, hard fought battle, and we are very pleased with our defence, but we did not take advantage of the ball that we did have.”

Scores across the opening day of the tournament:
Scotland 24, Spain 0
Kazakhstan 20, Samoa 5
Australia 68, South Africa 12
France 43, Ireland 0
England 18, USA 0
New Zealand 66, Canada 7

Also, I have created a special section of World Cup links at the top of the sidebar for remainder of the Cup.

And don’t forget, Monday, we play Ireland!

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