To Be The Best, You Have To Beat The Best

That’s what the Riverview High School Girls had to do yesterday, and they did it.  They brought an up paced game and strategy of attack that was executed at a high level.  As a result they have their fate firmly under their control.

RHS' biggest hurdle to another provincial championship may be hidden in this picture.

RHS’ biggest hurdle to another provincial championship may be hidden in this picture.

Try scorers for BMHS were Anna Mallard and Jessica Chesse.  BMHS will look to finish the season on a strong note vs MVHS on Thursday.

Thanks to Bob Wallace for the following summary:

“It was 30 degrees on the temp gauge in my car. The track was fast at the Sports Plex Field #3 and before anybody in the crowd of 200 knew what had happened, RHS was up 10 points to nothing on tries by Siobhan Murphy and Brett Cole.

RHS came out with a new plan which saw their fit forwards pick from the rucks and drive it down the flanks of the unsuspecting BMHS forwards.

RHS Coach Melanie Hughes thought that RHS seemed to pull together once again. “We worked on our fitness all spring and we selected our team based on fitness and skills. On these hot days it makes a difference when we can run bigger and heavier teams around the pitch.

Miss Hughes complimented the BMHS team. As defending Provincial Champions they have had a good run. Our North East league is very competitive as well. Just getting out of our zone is so difficult. We still must play our final game and anything can happen.

Hughes added “You know, we have grade 10 and 11 girls in some key decision-making positions this year. Our fly-half Jata McCabe had to face one of the top fly-halfs in NB, Amanda Lund, and Jata did really well defensively and scored the game winning try. She moved the ball with class and skill all day.”

Scoring tries for RHS we’re McCabe, Siobhan Murphy, Brett Cole, Danielle LeBlanc and Maggie MacPhee. MacPhee also booted a 35 metre penalty kick and added 3 converts to finish the day with 14 points.

Next up for RHS is a rescheduled game at EMM on Thursday. RHS has a simple formulae for making the play-offs. “We needed to win every game after we lost that first one to MHS. Some good character building experience for the ladies. I think the girls are really enjoying things after all the hard work they have put in”

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