Knights rugby team heading to provincial championships
for fourth straight year
By Fred Sherwin
years the athletic program at St. Peter High School has
been synomous with two sports -- football and rugby --
and while the boys rugby team has grabbed most of the
headlines in the past, it's the girls team that has achieved
the greatest success in recent years.
varsity girls rugby team won their fourth straight city
championship last week, downing the Glebe Gryphons 26-5
and capping another perfect season in the process. In
fact, the Lady Knghts have not lost a game since 2013.
three players on the team, last week's victory means another
shot at a provicnal championship that has eluded them
for the past three years.
McCallan and Taylor Donato have been on all four city
championship teams, starting in Grade 9.
2014, the Knights were relegated to the consolation side
of the OFSAA AAA provincial championship after losing
their second round game. Thet would go on to win three
straight games including the consolation final, but it
proved to be little consolation for the seniors on the
going undefeated in the NCSSAA again last year, the Knights
made it all the way to the OFSAA championship game where
they suffered another disappointing loss, coming out on
the short end of a 22-17 final after the Oakville Trafalgar
Red Devils scored the game-winning try late in the contest.
the Knights are to be successful this time around they
will need another strong game from their Grade 9 starters
including Katie Ray and Emily Lacombe who scored two tries
in the city championship game. As the Knights designated
kicker, Ray also booted a trio of converts.
head coach Pat Thompson knows his young team will be in
tough against the province's traditional rugby powerhouses
like Oakville Trafalgar High School and Uxbridge Secondary
number of the returning players have stepped up their
game this year and with their skill and level of competiveness
our first year girls can definitely handle the pressure,"
year's OFSAA provincial championships are being played
in Ottawa starting on May 30.
9:30 p.m., May 23)
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