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An incredible late comeback in the final from the Upright Rugby Rouges led the girls to a championship in the Collegiate bracket at this weekend's New York 7s.
The Rogues were simply unstoppable throughout pool play, racking up scores of 46-0, 45-0, and 51-0 over Notre Dame, Southern Connecticut, and New Paltz women respectively.
They moved into the semifinals to take on Stars Rugby, and while they did finally concede a try, the final score was still a 37-5 thrashing.
However, the final would be a massive change of pace from their previous four games, as they took on an Atlantis side which had similarly coasted through their competion.
It appeared for all money's worth that this would be the game the Rouges finally fell, particularly when they trailed by 14 points with less than two minutes remaining.
But a long breakout try from their own half by the winger gave them life. The conversion, from about twelve yards left of the sticks, was good and with 45 seconds left they had time to complete the comeback.
Rouges kicked deep and backed their defense to make a turnover. They did by way of a poach near the sideline, and two passes later a Rouge was streaking up the middle of the field, dotting the ball down between the posts. Again the kick was good and to sudden-death overtime it went.
Overtime was a stalemate. It took more than five and a half minutes for the deadlock to break, but it was Upright who ultimately did the deed.
They were exceptionally dominant all day, and then exceptionally resilient when the going got tough. It was a great way to end an excellent day of rugby for the girls from Canada.