St. Peter opens season with decisive win over Colonel
By Cougarr's Thomas Saad tries to break through
a tackle during their season opener against
the St. Peter Knights on Monday. Fred Sherwin/Photo
St. Peter Knights senior boys rugby team began their quest
for the city championship on Monday with a decisive 26-7
win over the Colonel By Cougars in their season opener.
Knights dominated possession in the first half which resulted
in a pair of converted tries. The first try was scored
off a 30 metre run by Jelani Paul six minutes into the
game. Miguel Palomino's convert attempt from a sharp angle
rang in off the far upright.
Lazaro scored the Knights' second try 11 minutes later
on a highlight reel run in which he ran over the Cougars
last defender. Palomino's second convert from directly
in front of the goal would make the score 14-0.
Peter increased their lead to 21-0 eight minutes into
the second half on a try that was set up by another impressive
run by Lazaro who eventually got the ball to Dylan McDonald
who finished off the play virtually uncontested.
Cougars only try of the game came off a misplayed ball
by the Knights near their goal line. Max Adshead was the
beneficiary of the miscue and Josh Tranquil-Doherty provided
Knights final try came midway through the second half
on a run by Jarryd Rushford. The Cougars never threatened
the rest of the way and the Knights picked up the win.
been three years since the St. Peter Knights last won
a senior boys rugby title, and with head coach LeeAnn
Napiorkowski back at the helm after spending the past
year on a teacher exchange in Australia, the entire team
is focused on one common goal to win the city championship.
8:30 a.m., April 30)
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