SHS rugby crushes Tues. competition | SummitDaily.com

SHS rugby crushes Tues. competition

Daily News staff report

The Summit High School Tigers rugby team stuffed Regis Jesuit High School Tuesday, winning their season opener, 36-0.

Head coach Karl Barth was pleased with the performance, but he’s keeping a reserved, constant monitor on his team’s progress.

“Having not seen (the players) play against other people – you never know when you play yourself,” Barth was unsure how his team would play.

Turned out they did just fine, being a bit rough around the edges in the first half but cleaning up the mistakes in the second half.

Junior Maddie Hunt-Snyder was the star of the night with three tries for 15 points. Sophomore Morgan Courtney followed closely with three conversions for 11 points. Juniors Lilly Weldon and Kayce Chaparas each had a try as well, for 5 points each.

On the defense, senior Hailey Wyatt “was a beast,” Barth said.

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“Her hits were unbelievable. She punished people with huge tackles,” he said, adding that though she had few touches offensively, she dominated defensively.

Barth also highlighted senior Diane Mastin’s performance at the flyhalf position – her second game in the slot – and senior Julia Tompson’s skill at the lock position.

Barth has a positive outlook for Saturday’s 1 p.m. game against Chaparral High School, saying, “based on last year, we should be fine. They have a few good players returning. We’ll have to wait and see what they have.”

Ideally, the team will go into the game with continued good health, but the lineup will likely juggle a bit, since an all-state player sat the bench in Tuesday’s game. It just means there’s strong competition for each position, Barth said.

Vanessa Barios (12) – Prop

Ani Casabone (10) – Flanker

Nicole Chandler (12) – Lock

Kayce Chaparas (11) – Flanker

Chelsea Christianson (12) – Center

Kellie Cochran (12) – Flyhalf

Morgan Courtney (10) – Center

Rachael Fitch (10) – Prop

Miqui Fowler (11) – Flanker

Megan Harville (10) – Lock

Kalee Hollingsworth (10) – Wing

Maddie Hunt-Snyder (11) – Fullback

L’amour Johnson (12) – Hooker

Izzy Luna (11) – Flyhalf

McKay Manis (11) – Flyhalf

Diane Mastin (12) – Halfback

Jessie May (12) – Hooker

Katy Peoples (12) – Prop

Elida Ramirez (10) – Hooker

Angie Ramos (10) – Halfback

Vollya Sergeeva (12) – Lock

Bailey Thompson (11) – Center

Julia Tompson (12) – Lock

Nicky Wagner (10) – Hooker

Lilly Weldon (11) – No. 8

Alex Whitt (10) – Lock

Caroline Wilson (10) – Fullback

Hailey Wyatt (12) – Wing