Women’s rugby wins state title over Waverly-Shell Rock

It was sunny and in the 60s as the Tigers made the road trip up to Southeast Polk to play in the state championship tournament this past weekend, and the women’s rugby team came out victorious, winning the 2A class state championship. 

The first game the Tigers played No. 7 seed Cedar Rapids Washington and won with a score of 47-0. The second game, the Tigers beat the No. 3 seed, Southeast Polk 14-7.With a 2-0 record going into the finals, they faced the No. 1 seed, Waverly-Shell Rock, and took the win 12-7.

According to sophomore Addisyn Even, the team grew steadily in skills all season. “The first few games were looked at as a learning experience because of the mass amount of new people who joined this year. The team improved tremendously making this season one for the books. 

Even said she was very proud of the team. “We had a great season. We lost most of our seniors this year, but we still finished off the season with a 9-1 seeding No. 2 in the state, which is extremely impressive accounting for the amount of new teammates starting this year.”

The varsity team will be losing two varsity starting seniors, Gillian McRae and Gabby Townsend, but with the great depth of the team, Even said the Tigers’ goal for next season is the same as it was this year, to win State and become back to back champions.

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