Last weekend the Princeton University Women’s Rugby Football Club (PUWRFC) played its second game of the 15’s season against Bloomsburg University. After being down for most of the first half, the Princeton Tigers persevered to win by almost two tries!

First Half

The Tigers kicked off to start the game. For the first seven minutes of play, the ownership of the ball switches quickly and frequently. At the six minute mark, senior and co-captain, Felicia Saravo goes in for Sarah Dillender after an injury. Junior Maria Restrepo also goes in for Erika Escalona. At the twelve minute mark, after Bloomsburg made a slow and steady progression down the field, the first try and conversion of the game is made by Bloomsburg. The next try is again scored by Bloomsburg more than ten minutes later. At the twenty-one minute mark, Erika Escalona returns to the field, taking the place of Maria Restrepo. Dani Peters is also substituted out for Sarah Dillender. Another seven minutes in, the Tigers gain possession of the ball to score their first try of the game. This try is made by junior Sarah Dillender. Less than ten minutes later, the Tigers win control of the ball long enough for junior Sydney Hsu to score another try for the Tigers.  Less than two minutes later, another Tiger try is scored. This try is scored by junior Coco Wallace. The half closes out with a score of 15-12.

Score at Half:

Princeton University-15

Bloomsburg University-12 


Second Half

In the second half, a kick from Bloomsburg University begins the game. The ball shifts between the two teams for much of the first few minutes. Sophomore Ange Ndayishimiye of the Tigers makes the first try of the half. However, Bloomsburg quickly follows this with a try of their own less than five minutes later. Dani Peters is sent into the game for Sarah Dillender. At this point in the game, the Tigers are not discouraged. Within the next five minutes, two Tiger tries are scored by Coco Wallace. Both also had successful conversions. Shannon Chen enters the game as a substitute for Kaley Ubellacker. Frances Walker enters the game as a substitute for Monica Patino a few minutes later. The ball shifts between the two teams for several minutes before Bloomsburg is able to gain control of the ball to score their first try of the half. Uyen Nyugen enters the game for Martha Clark. Almost ten minutes pass before Sydney Hsu of the Tigers scores yet another try. Maria Restrepo enters the game as a substitute for Katherine Leung. Bloomsburg scores one more try five minutes before the end of the second half.

Final Score:

Princeton University-39

Boston University-27



  1. Katherine Leung ‘20/ Mariah Restrepo ‘21
  2. Monica Patino ’22/ Frances Walker ‘22
  3. Erika Escalona ‘21/ Maria Restrepo ‘22
  4. Alissa Nalewajko ‘22
  5. Joanna Villalobos ‘20
  6. Martha Clark ‘22/ Trang Uyen Nyugen ‘21
  7. Alexis Rysewyk ‘20
  8. Ayanna Mathews ‘20
  9. Ange Ndayishimiye ‘22
  10. Sarah Dillender ‘21/ Felicia Saravo ‘20
  11. Kaley Ubellacker ‘21/ Shannon Chen ‘21
  12. Coco Wallace ‘21
  13. Dani Peters’20/ Sarah Dillender ‘21
  14. Mariah McVey ‘20
  15. Sydney Hsu ‘21


SCRUMS First Half Second Half Day Total
Scrums to: PU Bloomsburg PU Bloomsburg
Won by PU 2 0 2 0 4
Won by Opponent 2 6 0 3 11
Re-Scrum 0 1 0 0 1
Game Total    4 6 2 3 15


LINEOUTS First Half Second Half Day Total
Lineouts to: PU Bloomsburg PU Bloomsburg
Won by PU 1 0 1 4 5
Won by Opponent 0 0 0 0 0
Not Straight 1 1 0 1 3
Game Total 2 0 1 5 8


Running Points by Player


vs. Boston University


vs. Bloomsburg University

Total Points Scored
Coco Wallace 14 19 33
Sydney Hsu 10 10 20
Ayanna Matthews 5 0 5
Alexis Rysewyk 5 0 5
Sarah Dillender 2 5 7
Ange Ndayishimiye 0 5 5
Game Totals 36 39 36

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