Girls Rugby wins silver at provincials
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.