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Middle Schoolers kick off their seasons; High School Girls battle City Honors, Hamburg

Kenmore Rugby's middle school teams kicked off their seasons at McQuaid. The boys side went 0-0-3, the girls went 1-0-3 beating Fairport once, and the 5th/6th grade boys team went 0-1-1.

Kenmore Rugby middle school boys play the ball out of a ruck

While the scoreboard may show a rough day, many players had spectacular days, both in rugby stats and intangibles. Randy Schaus, Sean Krawczyk, and Natalie Marzullo each had several long runs leading to tries. Briella Macleod, Liam Barry, and Matthew Harris were relentless in contact, logging tackle after tackle. Parker Bernosky-Smith and Eli Deisinger brought positive energy all day, talking up their teammates at every break.

"We might not have won as many games as we wanted to, but each of our players had an amazing day of rugby. They showed their individual talent on the field, and more importantly they showed their character off it. The values these kids displayed shows maturity beyond their years, and set us up for plenty of future success." - Kenmore Rugby MS Head Coach John Bressette
Kenmore Rugby's Rosie Miller breaks a tackle

The high school girls took on City Honors and Hamburg in a round robin format at Buff State. They finished the day 1-0-2, beating City Honors B side after losing to City Honors A and Hamburg. Rosie Miller and Emily Pytlewski each scored twice, and Karli Schmitt, Victoria Westfall, and Marleigh Szymendera all found the try zone as well. Schmitt also logged two conversions. It was another week of growth for the girls, who continue to improve and gel as a team.

"It is never easy playing a day of 7s with no subs, but these girls took the challenge head on with courage and passion. No matter how tired they got they didn't quit." - Kenmore Rugby HS Girls Head Coach Rachel Noone

This week is a busy one for the club, with all teams in action. On Saturday, the middle schoolers travel to Fairport for Week 2 of RugbyNY Middle School 7s. The high school boys are set to open their league season on Sunday with matches against McQuaid and Fairport. Lastly, the high school girls will play host to Syracuse.

Kenmore Rugby crest

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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