Women's Sevens
14 7
France
24 7
Women's Sevens  @ Infinity Park
USA Women's Sevens
  Hollie Davidson
Pool Play

France Narrowly Defeat Women's Eagles Sevens to End Day One

The final pool match of the day saw the two undefeated teams – USA and France – go head-to-head to decide the winner of Pool B.

The home side got on the board first after some silky stepping from Lauren Doyle created a break for her to use her pace to touch down under the posts for her first try of the tournament to lead 7 – 0.

However, Les Blues would respond through a Coralie Bertrand try to draw level at 7-a-piece.

The Eagles Sevens would get the ball back with France being penalized for having too many players on the field, but they couldn’t convert possession into points in the two and a half minutes of extra time before the break.

France took control of the game in the opening minutes of the second half and scored tries through Chloé Pelle and Joanna Grisez, which gave them a 17 – 7 advantage with under four minutes to play.

USA, however, would respond through a powerful try from Kristi Kirshe, which was her fourth of the day to bring her side within three points at 17 - 14. It was too little, too late however as a final try from Anne-Cecile Ciofani sealed a 24-14 win for France to give them the top spot honors of pool B.

The Eagles Women’s Sevens will now face their North American rivals Canada in tomorrow’s third cup quarter final at 10:55am MT.


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