The Kenmore Rugby high school boys built on last week's opening win at Corning with a dominant 82-0 shutout of Grand Island on Sunday at Sparky Adams Field. The team received contributions from all over the field. Avery Vogt and Javier Torres each scored twice, and 10 other players crossed the line for Kenmore. Vogt added 6 conversions to cap off his day. With back-to-back RugbyNY league victories to open the season, this is shaping up to be a promising year for the boys team.
"Today was just one of those days when everything we ran worked. Those days don't happen very often, but they're fun when they do." - Kenmore Rugby HS Boys Asst. Coach Mia Kenney-Mahoney
The girls high school side traveled to Syracuse to take on City Honors in a RugbyNY Upstate Girls 7's round-robin. Kenmore dropped the first match of the day 15-5, with Lizzie Dugan scoring the lone try. The girls bounced back in the second game however, to win 25-5, and winning the day with a combined score of 30-20. Emma McNab led the way with 4 tries, and Aislyn O'Malley added another. The girls showed plenty of improvement from last week, leaving everyone excited to see what this team can do.
"These players really proved that though we are a team with low numbers, we can compete with the bigger clubs. There is no limit to what this team can achieve." - Kenmore Rugby HS Girls Head Coach Rachel Noone
Up next, both teams will look to continue their solid play against Orchard Park. The middle school season also kicks off this weekend with the Fairport tournament.
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.