GRR: Belmont Shore
We’re still looking over the NAI 7s and this here is a nod to Belmont Shore.
The Long Beach-based rugby program, which covers every age group, was hugely successful throughout the tournament.
Belmont Shore entered six teams: Boys U18, Girls U16, Boys U16, Girls U14, Boys U14, and Coed U12.
While Belmont Shore and Rhinos looked the stronger teams in the National Sevens Youth Rugby Championships girls bracket, Cleveland Rugby Academy got plenty of experience and continued to play better and better.
Belmont Shore won the Southern California in dramatic fashion Saturday, coming back from a 19-point deficit to defeat the San Diego Mustangs.
Belmont Shore defeated the SOC Raptors 24-17 Saturday to advance to the Southern California HS Club final.
As has been the case this season the games between the top four, this contest was close.
(Games between Belmont Shore, Raptors, San Diego Mustangs, and Thunder were, on average, 30-20, with four of the six games within a try.)
With week three coming to an end for the Southern California Youth Rugby's U18 Girls 10s competition, the battle between the unbeaten 6-0 Fallbrook and 5-0 Belmont Shores was what everyone wanted to see.
The game didn’t disappoint with both teams demonstrating speed, hard hitting, and surgical passing. Fallbrook came off the pitch victorious 37-7.