Even though they were the newcomers, Waconia Girls Rugby put on a fantastic show against some seasoned competition! The Lady Gryphons lost to Hastings 12-0, but they still dominated the play. The loss was due more to inexperience than skill. Waconia had the ball near the opposing try line several times throughout the game. Waconia's scrum completely dominated Hastings throughout the first half of the match. The Hastings coach was surprised at how well Waconia played for being so new to the sport.
In the second game, WGRC took on the host of the tournament, the Rogers Girls Rugby Club. Even though Rogers definitely had the size advantage, Waconia had the speed advantage. The girls played very smart rugby, and took advantage of open space running to win the game 34-20. Kelsey Woodland scored 3 trys, Cassie Winkelman, Caity Krieg, and Lauren Huggett each scored solo trys. Kelsey Woodland also kicked for 2 conversions.
Overall, it was a very successful first time out!