Posted May 9/10 - Undefeated Rogers gets first loss at the hands of the WGRC
Even though the game started a half hour later than expected...even though it was sprinking out...even though the temps were barely in the 50's...even though the Lady Gryphons were outsized...the Waconia girls managed to defeat the Goliath-esque Rogers team 19-10! The Waconia girls banded together like no other game before this, working the mauls, the rucks, the scrums and the open play to slowly but surely work the ball down the field. Although Waconia was denied three possible trys that the scrummies drove in because the sir couldn't get a good look at the ball, the girls never stopped fighting! The scrummies did a fantastic job in the first try, winning most of the scrums to get the ball out to the backs. The backs followed with more great play, taking advantage of the space provided by Rogers, passing the ball quickly and cleanly down the line to run it up the sidelines for a try. Alyssa Hennen brought the ball in to score two times, Emily Ludwigson once. Emily was able to make two conversion kicks, due to the heads up play of the backs to bring the ball to the center of the try zone. Mira Thauren did a great job of hassling the other team, almost always being there on the tackles, Lindsay Harder had a phenomenal run up the sidelines, Michelle Citarella did a fine job in the lineouts, Darlynna Khonkhammy hooked wonderfully...the list goes on and on! The domination of the rucks, mauls, and scrums was a HUGE part of this victory! Kelsey Sorenson frequently was seen fighting over the ball, setting the tone of the play! The girls played as a TEAM...that was the key to this victory!