Posts Tagged: Rugby

Syrup joins Army rugby team despite never playing the sport

September 19, 2018

Even though Anchorage’s Rebecca Syrup had never touched a rugby ball prior to joining the women’s team at the United States Military Academy at West Point, her background in flag football helped make for a smooth transition. “I was able to pick up the rules of rugby pretty easily,” she told me. “Also, there might… Read more »

Kelter returns to scoring column, leads Team USA in France

June 10, 2018

Eagle River’s Alev Kelter cashed in on a pair of conversions and finished with four points to help the Team USA women’s 7s rugby team beat Fiji 28-7 in the fifth-place game of the Paris Cup in France. The Eagles finished 4-2 in the two-day tournament and salvaged a solid showing with back-to-back victories following… Read more »

Kelter has 11-game scoring streak snapped in loss at Paris Cup

June 8, 2018

Eagle River’s Alev Kelter saw her 11-game scoring streak snapped as the Team USA women’s 7s rugby team dropped a 14-5 decision to France in the final Pool C game at the Paris Cup. The loss dropped the Americans to 2-1 in pool play and they will next play Canada in the tournament quarterfinals. Kelter,… Read more »

Kelter’s scoring helps USA to Challenger Trophy win in Japan

April 23, 2018

Eagle River’s Alev Kelter came up clutch in the closing moments of the Challenger Trophy match to help the USA women’s Eagles outlast Ireland 24-19 in overtime at a World Rugby Sevens Series stop in Japan. Her 5-point try in the closing moments looked to be the winning margin as the Americans took a 19-14… Read more »

Kelter keys Team USA’s upset over world champ New Zealand

December 1, 2017

Eagle River’s Alev Kelter converted the winning conversion with no time on the clock as the U.S. women’s national rugby sevens team pulled off a massive upset of five-time defending world champion New Zealand 14-12 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. With her team trailing 12-7 with no time remaining, American Kelsi Stockart slipped past the… Read more »

Kelter shines in bronze-medal loss at Women’s Rugby World Cup

August 26, 2017

Eagle River’s Alev Kelter led Team USA in scoring and showed off impressive wheels during a 31-23 loss to France in the third-place game at the Women’s Rugby World Cup in Ireland. The starting center collected 13 points, 8 tackles and 13 passes in 80 minutes. She also gained 105 meters with the ball, including… Read more »

Kelter, Team USA rugby advance to semifinals of World Cup

August 17, 2017

Eagle River’s Alev Kelter helped the United States do something it hasn’t done since 1998. The Americans reached the semifinals of the Women’s Rugby World Cup in Ireland after finishing second in Pool B play to snag the fourth and final berth to the medal round. They advanced despite a 47-26 loss to world champion… Read more »

Kelter ranks 5th at rugby World Cup in scoring conversions

August 13, 2017

Back in the starting lineup, Eagle River’s Alev Kelter found herself back in the end zone several times in Team USA’s second game at the Women’s Rugby World Cup in Dublin, Ireland. She scored three 2-point conversions in a 43-0 victory over Spain in Pool B play, helping the Eagles improve to 2-0 in the… Read more »

Kelter scores as Team USA beats Italy in World Cup opener

August 9, 2017

Eagle River’s Alev Kelter made sure Team USA was victorious in its first match at the Women’s Rugby World Cup in Dublin, Ireland. The 26-year-old came off the bench to score in a 24-12 victory over Italy in Pool B play. Kelter, of Chugiak High fame, was inserted into the game as a substitute in… Read more »

Kelter named to Team USA’s Women’s Rugby World Cup team

July 17, 2017

As one of the best rugby players in the country, Eagle River’s Alev Kelter was a natural choice to join Team USA for next month’s Women’s Rugby World Cup. The 26-year-old was one of 28 Americans named to the team that will travel to Ireland and face defending champions England, Italy and Spain in Pool… Read more »