Let’s Go Lobos!
This weekend the University of New Mexico women’s rugby team has a chance to win the school’s second ever national championship (the first being from the UNM ski team a few years back. Yes, the University of New Mexico has a ski team. Quit laughing.)
Being a former rugger and a graduate of UNM (even played on the men’s team one game before blowing out my other knee), I’m really pulling for the Lady Lobos. They have put together a very formidable program, primarily from athletes in New Mexico!
They’ve made it to the final four, and today they’ll be facing off against a very formidable team in Penn State. But they have been training hard (You can see them practicing in the AM when driving past UNM on the way to work), they have a good coaching staff and they have spent all season training side by side with the men’s team (which gives them an advantage, IMO, because they have actual teammates to scrimmage with – something many women’s teams don’t have)
We’ll find out more today! I’ll be keeping my fingers crossed!