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Girls Rothesay Rugbyfest

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Apr 30, 2018 6:00:00 PM

large_news1180377_1138005 (1)This past weekend, the Senior Girls Rugby team travelled to Rothesay Netherwood to compete in their annual Rugbyfest tournament and defend the title that we had won last year. After a bus ride filled with many laughs, some off-key songs, and some show-stopping dance moves, the girls arrived in Rothesay ready to get down to business.

In our first game of the tournament, the girls made it clear that they were ready for their competition. The girls cruised to a 49-15 victory over Kennebecasis Valley High with all 28 girls playing significant minutes. First year player, Georgia Porter was definitely the bright spot as she scored 3 trys and fellow Grade 12 player Sarah Cooney was named our player of the game for her hard running and tough defensive play.

The next day, our girls opened against a tough squad from North Hastings in Ontario, but again looked comfortable as they won 36-5 with Grade 12 center Heather Stanton scoring twice and winning player of the game. In our second game of the day on Saturday, the girls faced a very physical team and came out on the wrong side of a 7-5 score. Co-captain Kenzie Cecchetto was relentless all game long, scored our only try, and was named our player of the game.

Although we weren’t playing in the gold medal game, our girls were focused and ready as they facedlarge_news1180377_1138006-749818-edited Lockview High School in the third place game. Although the game was back and forth, the girls kept their composure and finished the tournament with a 10-0 victory. Grade 9 student Angela Funes scored the game-winning try and was awarded the tiara as player of the game.

All in all the weekend was a very positive one with great experiences both on and off the pitch! The girls were very thankful for Ms Kat Guhr who travelled with the team for the weekend, as well as our driver Cliffwho not only put up with our singing, but got us there and back safely.

J. Rory Campbell
Junior English and Technology Teacher
Girls’ Rugby and Basketball Coach

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