NORTHFIELD, Vt. - The Norwich University women's rugby team swept a 10s best of three series for the second straight time against New England College on Saturday afternoon at the NU Dog River Pitch.
Norwich won the first match 27-5, the second match 42-0 and then rallied for a 22-12 win in the third match after trailing 12-0 at halftime.
The two teams played three 20-minute 10 vs. 10 matches as opposed to the traditional 15s due to NEC not having enough players. Norwich officially was awarded a 28-0 forfeit victory.
Parizo scored three tries in the middle match, while Stafford also touched down for two more. Molly Higgins, Louisa Johnson-Gray and Runion each scored tries as well.
After falling behind 12-0 in the third match, Aldersea scored twice, Runion and Emily Ngo each scored once as well to round out the try scorers.
Norwich (4-2, 3-2 NIRA D3) will travel to UNE for a 1 p.m. match on Sunday, Oct. 20. The Cadets return home to the NU Dog River Rugby Pitch to host Colby-Sawyer on Oct. 26 at 11 a.m. in its regular season finale.