Our Senior Rugby teams had their season openers on Wednesday April 25 against St. Joe’s. The Girls were up first. Not only was this their first game of the season, but for many of the girls it was their first ever game of rugby. The Grizzlies were a bit shaky off the whistle, but got more comfortable as the game progressed. The game ended with a final score of 36-15. It was an all around excellent effort from all of the girls, with standout performances from Maddison Holloway, Emily Mavin and Taylor Forester. Tries were scored by Emily Mavin, Taylor Forester, Maddison Holloway, Hailey Gillard, Makena Sowers and Michelle Kalkman.
The boys started strong against Grande Prairie rivals St Joe’s. By the half, the score was tied at 12. The Grizzlies took the lead after the half, but couldn’t hold it. Running out of gas, the final score was 34-17 in favour of St. Joe’s. Rookie Caleb Mohninger had a standout performance with excellent runs, solid tackles and an all around great effort.
The Senior Girls Rugby had their first home game of the season this past Wednesday against Sexsmith. Spurred on by a huge home crowd, the Grizzlies battled hard against the perennial powerhouse. It was another excellent team effort, with impressive individual performances from Maddison Holloway and Michelle Kalkman. Despite losing the game, the girls continue to get more comfortable on the pitch and are excited to take on Charles Spencer in Grande Prairie on Wednesday this week. The boys kick off at 3:30PM and the girls follow at 4:45PM.
Senior Boys Rugby host PWA on Wednesday May 15th. Kick off at 4:15PM. Make sure to come out and support our Grizzlies!