Tigers capture senior girls Tier 2 rugby championship
St. Matthew Tigers senior girls rugby team capped a perfect
season on Thursday with a 7-0 blanking of the West Carleton
Wolves to win the NCSSAA Tier 2 rugby championship.
Tigers came into the final sporting a 8-0 record which
included a pair of playoff shutouts against the defending
champion Colonel By Cougars and east end rivals the Cairine
Wolves were also riding an eight game winning streak which
included a 19-14 win over the Holy Trinity Titans in the
West Conference Final.
Tigers got an early try from Allie Cunningham who was
set up by an off load from teammate Courtney Rego. Cunningham
then converted her own try to give St. Matt's a 7-0 lead.
score remained that way for the rest of the match, with
both teams fighting hard on defense.
impressive as their season has been, the fact that they
managed to do it with only five Grade 12 seniors makes
their accomplishment that much more satisfying. It also
means a likely promotion to Tier 1 next season.
The St. Matthew Tigers pose for a team photo
after winning the NCSSAA senior girls Tier
2 rugby championship on Thursday. Fred Sherwin/Photo
5:30 a.m., June 2)
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