The girls have done very well this season. They won a few and lost a few, and even "won" due to a forfeit. Even though we lost the last game, we are still in high spirits. We are currently in 6th place, but the girls are hoping for a higher placement in State on June 9th. With this weekend being graduation, the girls are hoping that a win at State could be a graduation gift.
The girls won another game tonight against East Metro. That's 2 wins in a row!! All of the girls played extremely well, and there were minimal calls on our team. Only two people got pulled out of the game for injuries, but they did not seem too serious. One bumped head and one black eye. When the other team was pep-talking after we scored, they commented on how we were the hardest team they've played all season! Final score: 29-10
Today the girls won their first game of the season! Their game was against Edina, and everyone did really well. It was a beautiful day, and a good amount of people came out to support the Gryphons. The final score was 31-5. Kelly scored two trys, Christine scored two trys, and Linny scored one try. Lindsay also made three of her five conversion kicks. The girls worked and played hard, and it showed and payed off. All of the girls showed great teamwork, and the other team was pretty nice as well. At the picnic after the game, it was one big group of rugby players, and the team lines disappeared. The girls were successful tonight, and will hopefully be in the games to come.
Today the girls participated in the St. John's Tournament. Even though it was cold and rainy, it didn't seem to slow down the girls too much. They played two games; one against Edina and one against Orono. The first game was a close score, and the girls really tried hard. There was few injuries on either team... Just one broken nose on the opposing team. However, during the Orono game, the cold and rain was starting to get to the girls, which didn't mix well with their exhaustion. As hard as they tried, the other team had more energy. They hadn't played at all yet, and it showed. When they scored their only tri, they had a little party on the field. Alex Anderson, who scored the tri, was especially excited. However, at the end of the day, the girls were ready to go home and take a nice long warm shower.
Pictured are Emily, Christin, Kelly, Sonja, and Alyssha
Tonight the girls played their first game against Faribault. Tonight they learned an important lesson: Be aggressive. The second half seemed to go a lot better than the first; the girls seemed to know what to expect after playing for the amount of time they had in the first half. Even though the first half didn't go as well as they had planned, they still worked their hardest. We didn't leave the game empty handed though. The other team named Kelly Pingeon player of the game, and everyone on both teams got to know each other and had a good time after the game at the picnic.