Horns grads get winning sendoff
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.