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Catholic Memorial Takes Wisconsin Girls Title

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Catholic Memorial Takes Wisconsin Girls Title

CMH girls celebrate.

In a bit of a head-turner in girls HS rugby, Catholic Memorial beat Divine Savior Holy Angels 21-17 in the final of the Wisconsin Girls Rugby championship.

Hamilton defeated Green Bay to secure the 3rd place trophy, and Muskego scored their first try and earned their team’s first win.

CMH 21 DSHA 17

DSHA opened the scoring early with a penalty try, but CMH was able to get back in the game with tries of their own.

CMH had a kick blocked in their own end, which led to DSHA scoring a try to put them ahead and things looked grim for the the Cruisaders until a strong run that featured a number of broken tackles put CMH up for good, but it was a perilous sprint to the final whistle as DSHA immediately won possession of the ensuing kickoff, and nearly found their way in for the game-winning try.

Hamilton 46 Green Bay 10

Hamilton took home the third-place trophy after a gritty result over a well-organized and tough-tackling Green Bay side. It was close early but eventually Hamilton’s back line broke for a number of big runs that put the game away. Hamilton got two tries each from Rachel Rank and Grace Strelow, and also tries from Norah Miller, Jasia Torres, Ronny Ruedinger, and Ayana Phelps.

Stevens Point 20 Bruisers 20

The Bruisers scored near the end of the game to even the score, and both teams opted to finish the game as a tie rather than play in overtime. It is the league’s first tie game in at least five years. They tie for 5th.

DSHA B 39 Kettle Moraine 17

DSHA B finished 7th in the league with a win over Kettle Moraine. Kettle Moraine had previously beaten DSHA B in the 2018 7th place game, 54-15, the last time these two teams played.

Muskego forfeit win over Madison

Madison borrowed players from Stevens Point to complete their 15s roster causing them to forfeit, giving Muskego their first win in team history. The combined Madison/SPASH side won the exhibition contest 47-5. But the biggest moment of the game came near the end of the contest when Muskego scored their team’s first try ever.

—Thank you Barry Holloway