Knights bid for third straight city championship remains
By Fred Sherwin
St. Peter Knights varsity girls rugby team started the season
with one simple goal, get back to the provincial championships
and compete for the one thing that has eluded them the past
three years an OFSAA medal.
St. Peter Knights Vanessa Macias pushes her
past a Holy Trinity defender on her way to
scoring a try late in the second half on Friday.
So far so good. On Friday they won their fourth straight
game, posting a 40-0 win over the Holy Trinity Titans.
It is their third blank slate of the season, and third
game in a row in which they have scored at least 40 points.
Rachel McCallan scored three tries against the Titans
while fellow co-captain Carolyn Williams, Kathleen Haggarty
and Vanessa Macias scored one each and Emily Gray was
good on five of six convert attempts.
coach Pat Thompson is happy with what he's seen both on
and off the field.
have a geat back row with Carolyn and Rachel and our nine
and 10, Taylor Donato and Emily Gray, are strong as well
so we have a lot of dynamic players that can really make
a difference," says Thompson. "Our depth is
good and were fit enough to play 60 minutes."
only team that could possibly prevent them from returning
to the provincial championships are the Gebe Gryphons,
who they'll face in their final pre-season game next week
and very likely in the city final. If they play up to
form, the Knights should have no trouble winning their
third straight city championship.
a medal at the OFSAA provincial championships in Toronto
will be a different story. The tournament usually boils
down to a battle of attrition with as many as five games
in three days.
believes they have both the experience and the talent
to go deep in the competition. How deep and whether they
have enough of both to win a medal remains to be seen.
8:30 a.m., May 16)
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