Photos from the USA Women’s 7s

 

The USA’s 7-5 win over Canada was a high point for the Eagles and required physical players like Amelia Villines to return the rival’s ferocity. (Dave Barpal photo)
USA captain Lauren Hoeck grips onto to Laura Stoughton during the teams’ pool match. (David Barpal)
Tyra McGrady earned her first 7s cap during the USA’s 55-0 win over Tyrolean Select. (Dobson Images)
RugbyMag’com’s early pick for tournament MVP, Netherland’s Kelly Vanhouskamp scored four tries againt the USA and Canada. (Dobson Images)
Spain and France played in a barnburner of a match during pool play, with Spain edging its European neighbors 14-12. (Dobson Images)
7s newcomer Nathalie Marchino is equally as difficult to take down in the 7s as she is for the Eagle XVs squad. (David Barpal)
Victoria Folayan, the USA’s leading try scorer with six, found her way into the Canada A try zone during the 26-7 win for 5th place. (David Barpal)
 
It always seemed that the Netherlands left too much room on the outside, but never got around Vanhouskamp, seen here saving a try against France in the semifinal. (Dobson Images)