Girls Rugby wins sil­ver at provin­cials

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

The Strath­more Spar­tans Girls Rugby team is just com­ing off their big­gest win of the sea­son.

On Fri­day, June 3, the team com­peted against the Lloy­d­min­ster Barons in provin­cials hosted by Leth­bridge and won 24-17.

The team then com­peted in their sec­ond game that day against the F.P Walsh Fly­ers of Fort Ma­cleod, win­ning 46-12.

This moved the team to the fi­nal game against the Win­ston Churchill girls rugby team of Leth­bridge. The team played hard but fell to Leth­bridge, 4612.

The loss of this game did not de­te­ri­o­rate any of the girl’s spirit.

“Just to be a part of that fi­nal game was amaz­ing. Leth­bridge was high­est ranked in the prov­ince and to have the op­por­tu­nity to be matched up with them was a great ex­pe­ri­ence. None of the girls were dis­ap­pointed with win­ning sil­ver,” says coach Ryan Hatch.

Hatch com­ments that the whole tour­na­ment was great to play and a great ex­pe­ri­ence to have the girls watch dif­fer­ent tiers of rugby.

The team plans to wrap up the sea­son in a cou­ple of weeks to say good­bye to those who are grad­u­at­ing this year.

Hatch hopes for more girls next sea­son, “Now that we have won sil­ver, we hope that more girls will want to come out and play. If we could even run a sev­ens team out of Drumheller and still play with Strath­more’s team, that would

(l-r) Rachel Robinson, Kaylee Peake, Coach Ryan Hatch, Cheyanne St. Jean and Emily Pat­ter­son proudly show off their sil­ver medals af­ter their provin­cial run on Fri­day, June 3.

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