Rugby falls to Silverthorne |

Rugby falls to Silverthorne

SILVERTHORNE – With a two-game winning streak and a season’s worth of bragging rights on the line, the Summit Girls Rugby Club couldn’t put points on the board Saturday as they fell to longtime rival Littleton

36-0 at Rainbow Park.

With the win, Littleton pulled even with Summit in the rivalry, with each team having won six of their 12 meetings.

Littleton also hung on to “Ye Old Ball,” a prized rugby ball that goes to the winner of the annual Summit-

Littleton matchup.

Summit coach Karl Barth said the girls gave No. 1-ranked Littleton a good fight.

“We were pleased with our performance,” Barth said. “They’re definitely the team to beat. They’re the leading scorer in the state, and we kept them under their season average.”

Fired up by its 79-0 slaughter of Boulder last weekend, Summit kept Littleton’s lead to a minimum for most of the game. Kate Orlin, Tori Pearson, Erin Nielsen, and Katelyn Lerner all stepped up on defense, but Littleton went on a scoring tear in the final minutes to seal the win.

Summit (2-2) takes on No. 2 Fort Collins – another undefeated competitor – May 10. The team will then defend its state title in the Colorado Cup May 17-18.

“Hopefully (the Fort Collins game) will be a little closer,” Barth said. “We’ll be going to states really ready because of these teams.”

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