Thursday June 07, 2018
Another rugby season is in the books for the South Burlington club team. The boys and girls traveled to Lake Placid, Saratoga and other tournament venues to maximize game play. The season culminated June 1 with championship games against Essex High School.
After a strong regular season, the boys team, led by a solid core of seniors, collided with the Essex rugby team at Essex and fell short of a state championship. However, the team was awarded the sportsmanship trophy at the Capital North League tournament and will look to build around its young players for next year’s team.
The girls team faced similar circumstances after having had a successful 2018 campaign and earning a matchup at Essex against the Hornets for the state title, the only team to have defeated them this season. The Wolves had lost to Essex at the Capital North League tournament earlier in the year. Once again, led by a solid group of seniors, the girls team overcame last year’s state championship loss and this year’s lone loss to Essex and cruised to a 27–7 state championship victory. They, too, will rely on new and inexperienced players to step up and fill the voids left with the graduating senior class.