Island sports: Alameda Rugby update
The Alameda Riptide defeated the Davis Lady Blue Devils in a chilly league match at Thompson Field on Saturday evening, 31-5.
Kalila Patete scored a try and a conversion for 7, Caitlin Reid scored a try and two conversions for 9 points, while Rachel Fisi’iahi, Michelle Foketi, and Da’Nisha “Chocolate” Young-Iatchison each put up a try (5 points apiece). “Chocolate” also scored for Davis as a substitute due to injury.
Scrumhalf Ashley Hom and Fisi’iahi received back of the game and forward of the game, respectively. This game was international player and Alameda forwards coach Naima Reddick’s last game as coach, and the forwards truly played for her, playing their hearts out in every phase of the game, from rucking to lineouts. Next up is a home game against the Piedmont Lady Highlanders.
Following the girls game, the Alameda Islanders were humbled by their elders in a scrimmage match against the Alumni under the lights. Next up is a home game against the Danville Oaks.
Alameda Rugby in its modern incarnation was founded by students Steve Kettlehut, Rory Moore, Samantha Travis, and Cameron Stewart in 2002, with Jeremy Castro, Bill DeMar, Craig Stewart, Paul Berman, and Bill Travis as the first coaches. Alameda Rugby alumni have gone to play all over the world, from Canada to Europe to Afghanistan, as well as many different college teams, including UC Davis and San Jose State. Because it is a club sport, we pull from all over the Island and the surrounding communities. For more information, visit www.alamedarugby.com or find us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=61527989337.