All in the family weekend for Summit girls rugby |

All in the family weekend for Summit girls rugby

Shauna Farnell

The Summit County girls rugby club, currently No. 1 in the state, is duking it out among its own Saturday for the Carroll Cup at Rainbow Park.

The U-19 team takes on the U-17 team in a match coach Karl Barth says will keep both teams on their toes and rekindle any spark lost over spring break.

“I anticipate some really fun matchups,” Barth said. “It will be a competitive game. Both teams are pretty well-balanced. It should be one of our toughest games of the year. They’re going to attack each other’s weaknesses because they know what they are.”

The two teams have been practicing separately all week in an effort to build a friendly rivalry. Following the Noon game Saturday will be a mother-daughter touch game with players joining from Summit Middle School.

“The moms come watch all the time, so we thought it was time they play,” Barth said. “Some of the moms are psyched. Some are trying to get out of it.”

Getting back on the ball after spring break, Barth hopes the Carroll Cup brings back the fire for all of his players, who take on Thunder Ridge High School Tuesday in Denver. The teams then go on to play archrival Littleton before competing in the Colorado Cup May 11.

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