There was plenty of rugby to be had on Sunday, as each of Kenmore's teams were in action. To open the day, the middle school teams hosted a round robin 7s tournament. The high school girls traveled to Syracuse for games with the hosts and Hamburg. The high school boys capped off the day with another dominant league win, this time over Fairport.
The middle school sides hosted five other teams from across upstate New York. The boys team went 0-1-3 on the day, with the lone draw coming against Syracuse. The team was once again paced by Josean Rodriguez, who had four tries on the day. The girls combined with Fairport, but dropped their matches against City Honors and Corning. Marleigh Szymendera scored the lone try. The girls then combined with Corning for a motley match and defeated the City Honors and Fairport side to end the day on a positive note. Lastly, the 5/6 grade boys defeated Fairport twice, by scores of 20-15, and 25-15.
"With each game, you can see the confidence growing. The scores might not show it, but these kids are making a ton of progress." - Middle School Head Coach John Bressette
The high school girls dropped a close match against Syracuse before rebounding with a 5-5 draw against Hamburg. Emma Mcnab tallied two tries on the day, and Maddy Greene and Mia Burgos each scored as well. It was a hard fought day for the girls, with both matches being tight defensive battles.
The high school boys continued their undefeated season with a 104-26 victory over Fairport. James McNeil, Javier Torres, and Nicholas Cash had four tries apiece, Avery Vogt added a hat trick of his own, and Michael Greene chipped in one more. Vogt went 11/14 on conversions, and Greene added another conversion to round out the scoring.
"In a game defined by Kenmore's long scores, our backline's speed was a difference maker, resulting in four different backs scoring three or more times." - High School Boys Asst Coach Mark Miskovski
Up next for the high school boys is a trip to McQuaid this Thursday evening. Next, the middle school teams travel to Corning on Saturday for the next stop in the RugbyNY MS 7s series. And the high school girls close out the week's games as they take a short trip down to Hamburg for a rematch of Sunday's game.
Founded in 2004, the Kenmore Rugby Club is WNY's oldest and largest youth & high school rugby club with over 100 active players in grades K-12.