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Eagle, Capital HS Lead Way in Idaho Girls 7s

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Eagle, Capital HS Lead Way in Idaho Girls 7s

Capital HS knows how to move the ball.

The top girls 7s teams from Idaho clash this weekend in the state championship after winners were crowned in two separate competitions.

The West ADA league in Boise produced a championship for Eagle. The double-elimination tournament saw Eagle beat Mountain View in a clash of the top two teams 31-7. However, Mountain View had another shot. Owyhee beat Centennial and Meridian beat Rocky Mountain. Those two winners then met for the chance to challenge Mountain View for a spot in the final. 

Owyhee won 17-12 and then faces Mountain View, with MV winning 14-7.

You might expect Mountain View to be tired after all of that, but not so much. Instead, it was a tight game with both teams managing two tries. Eagle converted one and took the final 12-10. Katelynn Walker of Eagle and Nesi Tuitama of Meridian tied for the league lead in tries with 21.

And you know who was really tired? Referee Pat Wickman, who officiated every game on the Varsity finals night.

Rocky Mountain took the JV bracket over Owyhee.

Capital Leads Idaho

Meanwhile, the rest of Idaho had its own championship, with Capital HS rolling through their games going 6-0, with 193 points scored and only five allowed. Those five were in the opening game of the season.

Capital has had several girls on their squad suit up for the Lions Rugby Academy and the Barbarians, so they are familiar with high-level 7s. 

Several others have come from volleyball and soccer and overall they are athletic, aggressive, and have learned the game quickly, said Head Coach Jeff Turpen.

“They have integrated the team approach and the attack patterns really well,” said the coach.

Hannah Nguyen, Kyla Clouthier, and Emma Schneider have led with some superb play and intelligent mentorship of the newer players, backing up captain Skye Nevaeh Perez. those four have all played major select-side 7s.

All of them are attacking threats but it’s defense that has been the rock on which the Capital was built. 

They don’t worry about poaching too much, said Turpen, and instead work hard to get their tackles done and get into position to defend again.

“We only have ten players, but they have played really well together and are really tenacious,” said Turpen.

Capital HS Roster
(VC) Emma Scheinder (also wrestles for Capital)
Hannah Nguyen
(VC) Kyle Clouthier (Volleyball crossover)
(C) Skye Nevaeh Perez
Rose Ngalamulume (Volleyball crossover)
Sydney Robertson
Grace Wontorcik (Softball and MMA)
Calia Findley
Dejah Miracle Quinney