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Summit girls rugby back to winning

HIGHLANDS RANCH – The Summit County girls rugby club put a win on

the board after not playing for weeks when it beat Highlands Ranch 14-7 on the road Saturday.

“It was miserable, crappy conditions,” said Summit rugby program director Karl Barth. “It was cold, wet sleet blowing sideways. We played not-so-great in the first half, then came out really strong in the second half and scored two tries.”

Player of the Game Kate Orlin scored the first try and Erin Neilsen came through for the conversion. Senior Tracy Church had the other try with another Nielsen conversion to take the lead and keep it.

“It was great effort and lots of heart in the second half,” Barth said. “For crappy conditions and a close game, and after having five weeks off, we played really hard in the second half.”

SHS tennis hits stumbling block

Despite the three 7-0 wins to their credit, the Summit High tennis team found out that it’s not invincible after all as they lost to Evergreen (0-7) and Colorado Academy (0-7) in the same weekend.

“It was challenging,” said coach Rae Anderson. “We knew going in that these were going to be our two toughest matches.”

Summit failed to win a single set in Friday’s matchup with Evergreen – the Tigers’ first loss to a league opponent. No. 2 singles Julie Wallace fared well against Evergreen’s Gina Holub but couldn’t hang on for the win, falling 4-6, 3-6.

The Tigers were scheduled to challenge both Conifer and Colorado Academy on Saturday, but inclement weather forced officials to cancel Summit’s matchup with Conifer. The meeting with Colorado Academy was relocated to the Denver Country Club, but the Tigers were once again out of their depth.

The No. 3 doubles team of Emily Cardamon and Emily Baker came the closest to putting up points for Summit but fell 6-7, (7-4), 4-6.

“They just tried so hard and played so well and couldn’t quite pull it out,” Anderson said.

The Tigers hope put the losing streak behind them next week, when they compete at home for the first time. Depending on the weather, Summit will play Englewood at Keystone or Dillon Valley East Tuesday at 3:30 p.m.

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