The Team USA women's sevens rugby team was dealt its first loss of the Tokyo Olympics on Friday morning with a 21-12 loss to Great Britain in the quarterfinal round of the tournament.
Team USA, which features Whitefish native Nicole Heavirland on its roster, trailed 14-0 at halftime and eventually 21-0 before attempting to mount a comeback. Heavirland scored two points in the match as she went 1 for 2 on conversion attempts.
Heavirland and Team USA entered the match 3-0 at the Tokyo Olympics after winning their pool late Thursday evening. Team USA has wins over China, Japan and Australia before the quarterfinal loss. Heavirland, who has had a strong contingent of local fans supporting her back home, has scored 12 points through four games since the tournament began.
Team USA will again face China in a 5th through 8th placing match on Friday at 7:30 p.m. Mountain Time.