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WITH only two weeks remaining in the Heineken Guam Rugby Sevens League, teams are playing their hardest and hoping to finish strong before the season comes to a close.
Yesterday afternoon at the University of Guam field, the Ziggies and Blue Comrades took it to one another in a game filled with hard-hitting action. At the end of the game, it was the Blue Comrades who walked out victors after shutting out their opponents 26-0.
"It was a really good game, Ziggies did well," said Blue Comrades' Adrianna Cruz. "It’s good that we are able to pick up wins in this league, we all work hard."
Despite electing to kick off first, the Blue Comrades didn't take too long to regain possession of the ball. On their first chance on offense, Erica Quichocho used her speed to take the ball from midfield and cruised in for an easy try. On the ensuing play, Mariana Crisostomo converted the kick to up the Blue Comrades lead to 7-0.
Ziggies looked poised to equalize the game a few minutes later as Rachel Benavente zipped down the sidelines. However, only a few inches from the try line, a Benavente score was denied after a knock-on. The Blue Comrades were able to work the ball back downfield and increase their lead to 14-0 just before halftime when Crisostomo made her way to the end zone for a try and successfully converted the kick.
Returning to play in the second half, the Blue Comrades picked up where they left off as Kristen Rivera scored less than two minutes in. Crisostomo would follow with her third straight kick conversion to go up 21-0. Ziggies worked effortlessly to put points on the board, but a strong Blue Comrades defense didn't allow any breathing room. With less than a minute left, the Blue Comrades added another try when Shelby Kier busted her way downfield for the score. When the final whistle blew to end play, the Blue Comrades raised their hands victorious.
Heineken Guam Rugby Sevens action resumes play this weekend with games beginning at 1 p.m.