King’s-Edge­hill, Avon View bat­tle for re­gional host­ing rights May 18

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off May 18 to de­ter­mine who gets the priv­i­lege.

KES will visit Avon View for their fi­nal Val­ley High School Rugby League game May 18, around 5 p.m. The win­ner of that game will host the re­gional fi­nal May 25, while the los­ing side will host a re­gional semi­fi­nal May 23.

Lead­ing up to the May 18 game, KES had a strong show­ing against Bridge­wa­ter’s Park View Ed­u­ca­tion Cen­tre. They played the team twice – May 9 and May 11 – and didn’t al­low them to ac­cu­mu­late any tries. The VHSRL lists blowouts as 30-0 on the of­fi­cial game sheet.

The King’s-Edge­hill School’s girls’ rugby team showed its might May 11 at home, thor­oughly thump­ing the vis­i­tors.

“We beat them on Tues­day and it was very im­por­tant – and I tried to get across to the girls – that it’s go­ing to be a brand new team, they’re go­ing to come with a dif­fer­ent at­ti­tude, it’s bet­ter (play­ing) con­di­tions be­cause Tues­day was so wet,” said David Fo­ley, the KES girls’ head coach, of the Thurs­day match up.

“It took five, al­most 10 min­utes, for our girls to ac­tu­ally wake up to that. They were a lit­tle bit com­pla­cent be­cause they had just beaten them.”

But once they got the first try, thanks to Amanda Whe­lan, they didn’t look back.

“Any mis­takes that the girls made, they re­al­ized them and fixed them. The next time around, they didn’t hap­pen again. It’s great to see that,” said Fo­ley.

On May 9, Avon View also won their game against West Kings, with a league score of 30-0.

The Di­vi­sion 1 teams are tied for first place in the VHSRL.

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