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Monday, February 8, 2016

Seattle Saracens Go Four For Four

Photo: Fraser Brumell

Press Release

After a rough week last week, the Seattle Saracens were poised to redeem themselves, and redeem they did.  First up was the women’s 10’s match against United RFC in Canada.  With a strong team travelling there would be no mistake.  The women from Seattle took full advantage and ran over the host team 65-5.

The second game of the day would be back on home turf and would continue Seattle's dominance.  Hosting Simon Fraser University RFC, Seattle’s Premier women’s squad was a team possessed.   An strong first half brought the Saracens to a 55-0 lead after 40.  The first half was highlighted by an impressive 6 tries scored by fullback Kelsi Stockert.  Stockert would add a 7th in the 2nd half.  Front rower Naima Reddick and the rest of the Saracens forwards were able to counter SFU’s powerful scrum and hold the visitors to 5 winning 84-5.

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Third up were the men’s division 1 squads.  Visiting Vancouver Rowing Club was looking to play spoiler on the Saracens so far successful day.  In the first half, Seattle went down, but was within reach of the opposition.  Fighting their way back with impressive tries by Cole Van Harn and Jonny Reid, the Saracens were able to overtake the Rowers and continue the winning streak 30-25.

The final game of the day would have the Rowers premier squad facing off against Seattle’s best.  The Rowers were coming off an big win against James Bay and Seattle was looking for redemption after last week’s disappointing loss to UVic.  The stage was set and the Saracens came out roaring.  Making no mistake Seattle went for the try zone and didn’t look back.  The Saracens were showing their outside speed, using winger Tim Stanfill to score several tries in the first half.  32-7 was the score after 40 minutes and Seattle looked like they were in the driver’s seat.  Refusing to let their foot off the gas, Seattle continued their march down the pitch, dotting more tries down to increase their lead.  The Rowers were starting to show some life, sending players into the try zone to close the gap.  Tim Stanfill streaked down the sideline to finish the day with a 5 try total.  The Saracens would finish 4 for 4 on the day with a final score 55-21 in the men’s premier match.

After a great day at the rugby pitch, The Seattle Saracens are back on track and ready to head towards their goal of getting to all 4 championship games.

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