Women's Rugby: Norwich falls to Army West Point 61-3 in NIRA Quarterfinals

Sheila Decker women's rugby action vs. AIC

WEST POINT, N.Y. - The Norwich University women's rugby team saw its 2018 fall 15s season come to a close with a 61-3 loss to Army West Point in the National Intercollegiate Rugby Association (NIRA) Playoff Quarterfinals on Saturday night.

No. 4 seed Army West Point (4-4) sprinted out to a 41-0 halftime lead behind two tries a piece from Gio Ferguson-Lewis and Kaitlyn Schwarting.

Army took a 56-0 lead with three more tries to start the second half before Norwich finally got on the board with a successful penalty kick from Sheila Decker (Saranac Lake, N.Y.).

Norwich closed the season with a 5-4 record and made its third straight trip to the NIRA Quarterfinal round before bowing out with a loss.