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Jordan Matyas, USA Rugby Improve To 3-0 In Pool Play With Win Over Australia

Jul 29, 2021, 8:23 PM
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Team USA and Japan run onto the field for a Tokyo 2020 Olympics Womens Rugby Sevens game at Tokyo Stadium.(Robert Gauthier/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)
(Robert Gauthier/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Former BYU standout Jordan Matyas and USA Rugby improved to a perfect 3-0 in group play with a victory over Australia.

Team USA played Australia on Thursday, July 29.

USA Rugby overcame a double-digit deficit to defeat the Australians, 14-12.

Australia owned a 7-0 lead after the first half.

Early in the second half, the Australians extended their lead to 12-0.

Team USA responded with 14 unanswered points and won the match by two points.

Abby Gustaitis, Nicole Heavirland, and Cheta Emba scored for the United States.

Matyas did not score in the win.

USA Rugby advanced to the women’s quarterfinals with the victory. The United States’ next opponent is to be determined.

 

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