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High School Girls battle in the mud; Boys postponed

The High School Girls team had a tough and muddy day on Sunday as they hosted Fairport and three different Orchard Park sides (OP1, OP2, OP3). The Boys match scheduled to follow was unfortunately cancelled due to inclement weather.

Kenmore's Maddie O'Malley makes a run

The Girls started the day with tough losses to OP1 and OP3, 43 - 0 and 29 - 0 respectively. In standard Kenmore Rugby Club fashion, however, they did not let this hold them down.

Immediately after facing OP3, the girls were tasked with playing a new but extremely tough Fairport side. Marleigh Szymendera led things off with a hard run, breaking several tackles, and ultimately touching the ball down in the try zone. Fairport answered quickly with a try of their own to tie things up at 5-5. Kenmore’s Rosie Miller decided that was enough, and took over. She scored three consecutive tries to give Kenmore the lead, which they never relinquished. Fairport would add a try at the final whistle, making the final score 20-12.

The girls ended the day with another tough loss against OP2, but were able to get on the scoreboard with Miller's fourth try on the day. They would lose 24-5. Though they had three tough losses, the team continues to persevere.

"Being able to to coach a team like this is an amazing experience. What more can you ask for? These girls continue to show up every day and put in the work. They battled on every phase of every game, from the opening kickoff to the final whistle." - Kenmore Rugby HS Girls Asst. Coach Reese Vogt

Next on the schedule, both High School teams head to Fairport on April 21st. The Boys will kick off their regular season after this weekend's postponement, while the Girls will be competing in another 7s Round Robin.

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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.

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