Girls rugby tackle their way to provin­cials

The Drumheller Mail - - SPORTS - Al­lie Ruck­man The Drumheller Mail sub­mit­ted

The Strath­more Spar­tans girls rugby team, who hold four DVSS stu­dents on their ros­ter, made their way to provin­cials for the first time.

Three schools make up this team, in­clud­ing Drumheller Val­ley Sec­ondary School, Holy Cross Col­le­giate of Strath­more and Strath­more High School.

“This is so ex­cit­ing be­cause all three schools that are on the team have never made it to provin­cials be­fore.” says coach Ryan Hatch.

The girls rugby team c ompe t e d in the South Cen­tral Se­nior High Tier 2 Zones and snatched their place in the run­ning for provin­cials on Wed­nes­day, May 25, against the Foothills Com­pos­ite High School Fal­cons. They won 49-27.

“The girls played re­ally hard. They were up from the be­gin­ning and never looked back.” says Hatch.

The team will con­tinue on this week prac­tic­ing in Strath­more to pre­pare for provin­cials on Fri­day, June 3, in Leth­bridge.

“It is re­ally ex­cit­ing be­cause it is the first time Strath­more and Drumheller have won a ban­ner and medals for girls rugby. Ev­ery­one on the team is get­ting along re­ally well. We are more ex­cited for provin­cials, but there are a bit of nerves.” Says Emily Pat­ter­son of the Spar­tans.

The girls played re­ally hard. They were up from the be­gin­ning and never looked back.”

(l-r) Rachel Robin­son, Emily Pat­ter­son, Kaylee Peake, and Cheyanne St. Jean stand with Coach Ryan Hatch af­ter win­ning 49-27 in South Cen­tral Se­nior High Tier 2 Zones on against the Foothills Com­pos­ite High School Fal­cons on Wed­nes­day, May 25.

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