Horns grads get win­ning send­off

Lethbridge Herald - - HERALD SPORTS -

A lo­cal prod­uct, Tataryn savoured the send­off on home soil.

Even the weather co-op­er­ated Thurs­day night.

Hon­estly, there's no bet­ter feel­ing than play­ing on our home field, es­pe­cially when the weather gets a lit­tle bit nicer so the fans come out and we can play for all our fam­ily and friends,” she said. “Just get­ting the win to end the sea­son on a high note and gives us a good luck go­ing into the fu­ture."

Her path to the Pronghorns was literally in Tataryn’s blood.

“I’ve al­ways wanted to be a Pronghorn when I was in high school and when I first started watch­ing rugby when my brother was play­ing,” she said. “Be­ing able to play my for five years re­ally has meant a lot and fin­ish­ing it on our home field means ev­ery­thing.”

Hail­ing from up the road in Cal­gary, Latilo’s said her five years in south­ern Al­berta flew by.

“I’ve gained such an awe­some fam­ily here,” she said. “The games and the trav­el­ling have been fun, but the mem­o­ries I’ll hold are the peo­ple I played with. Those girls have be­come my fam­ily and my sis­ters.”

Pronghorns head coach Neil Langevin noted his grad­u­at­ing play­ers’ abil­ity to play wher­ever they were needed.

“For Jill, it's just been an in­cred­i­ble jour­ney of chang­ing po­si­tions. She’s so solid now and Fis, we put her in a wruck po­si­tion in change of po­si­tions, as we did with Eden. Their fifth-year ex­pe­ri­ence and con­fi­dence re­ally help this young group to play well this year. So I’m re­ally proud of those three.”

Abby Duguid got things rolling for the Pronghorns in the first minute be­fore the Di­nos an­swered back with a try from Kas­selle Menin to tie it 5-5.

Leth­bridge went back up on a penalty goal from Caitlin Sears.

Cal­gary took their first lead when Isla Shill ran for a try that put the Di­nos up 10-8, but Duguid sec­ond try of the game gave the Pronghorns a 13-10 lead at the half.

The Di­nos took their last lead early in the sec­ond half on Shill’s sec­ond try of the night, but scores from Carolyn McKee and Syd­ney De La Mare in the 57th and 75th min­utes gave the Pronghorns a lead they didn’t give back.

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