Huskies 7 Aside Rugby Season Finishes

The Huskies 7 Aside Rugby season finished on a positive note, this week as they competed in their final tournament of the fall in Goderich.

The Huskies Girls team finished the day with 2 wins and a loss.  In their opening game, Dana Pugh was the only Husky to score in a 25-5 loss to rivals St. Anne’s.  The girls bounced back in their 2nd match notching a 20-0 shutout over Goderich.  Elissa Beckett scored 2 tries, while Ally Strausser and Holly Entwhistle each added singles.  In their final game of the day the girls topped Kincardine 15-5 in a back and forth match.  Sam Nafziger and Holly Bowman each had strong games in the win.

The Junior boys entered 2 teams in the tournament.  The Junior 1st’s team ended the day 2 and 1. They opened the day with a convincing 30-0 win over F.E. Madill, followed by a 20-0 win over South Huron.  In their final game, the Junior Huskies held a 10 point lead at half, but couldn’t hold off a surging Kincardine team as they fell 15-10 in the end.  Jon Strahan, Jamie Steckly, Brayden Pines, Ricky Tate and Donnie Hammer all scored for the Huskies.  The Junior 2nd’s team, made up of Grade 9 students, finished the day 0-2-1.  The Junior 2nd’s tied their first game 15-15, with tries from Tola Francis, and 2 from Mark Van Dam.  In their 2nd game the Huskies lost a very close match 10-5, Kross Lupsor was the only Husky to get across Madill’s goal line in this match.  The boys finished the day with a 20-5 loss to host Goderich.

The Senior boys also entered a split squad in the tournament.  The Senior boys 2nd’s, made up of grade 11 students, finished the day 0-3 despite a number of close games.  In their first game the Sr. 2nd’s lost 15-5 to Kincardine despite dominating much of the posession and territory.  New comer Omar Campbell scored his first try in the defeat.  In their 2nd game the Sr’s lost 20-0 to a strong Madill team. The Huskies played a much stronger 2nd half, only giving up 1 score to the Mustangs.  In their final game, the boys lost to host Goderich 15-5 in another hard fought, back and forth game.  Joel Koskamp scored the Huskies lone try, other standout players included Ben Van den tempel and Drew Dotzert.

The Senior boys A squad finished the day undefeated, only allowing 15 points scored against them for the entire day.  In their first game the Huskies dominated Kincardine, the final score being 40-0.  Daniel Bald took over this game midway through the 1st half, scoring 5 tries, for 20 points.  Derek Van den Tempel added 2 scores, and Matt Fillion added a single.  In their second game vs. Goderich the Huskies impressed again.  Bald, Van den Tempel and Fillion provided all the offence in a 30-10 win.  In their final game the Husky Sr’s topped Madill 20-5, dominating possession for much of the game.  Josh Alexander had a great try to put the game away in the 2nd half.

The Huskies will now take a few weeks off, before beginning to prepare for the much anticipated Spring 15 aside season.

Matt Fillion

Matt Fillion

Dorian Redfern

Dorian Redfern

Photo by Sarah Savile.

 

 

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