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Smithers secondary school Gryphon girls strike hard

The Gryphon Girls Rugby Team was tied up in playday action last weekend, taking on their northern counterparts from Terrace and Houston.

The Gryphon Girls Rugby Team was tied up in playday action last weekend, taking on their northern counterparts from Terrace and Houston, in a preview of what’s to come this week at zones in Prince George.

The girls came out hard Friday afternoon against Terrace, keeping it tight right down to the wire.

However, with only a few minutes to play Terrace kicked a conversion and shut out the Gryphons.

Their second game against Houston was a trying defeat. Although the girls didn’t give up and showed determination by coming within only a few meters of a try, it wasn’t enough for the superior speed and experience of the Houston girls team.

“These girls—for the obstacles they have been facing this year—did fantastic.  We have a lot of junior players out there and they’re doing such a great job,” said head coach Kala Hooker.

“We had a girl who never played scrum-half in her life and she ended up scrum-halfing the whole weekend and she did great.”

Despite not having all their regular players and dealing with a lot of new-comers the Gryphons are still optimistic about zones and hope to perform well and head to provincials.

“We haven’t had our full team in a couple of weeks so you switch positions a lot, but overall it’s been good,” said captain Cassie Ayers.

“We need to stop hesitating; a lot of our girls are new so they’re scared of getting on the ball and we need to stop that and just push forward and get the ball out to our line. I really confident that we’ll do very well.”

The girls travel to Prince George today for northwest zone finals.



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