Summit rugby pounds Fort Collins 81-0 |

Summit rugby pounds Fort Collins 81-0

Summit freshmen Cassidy Bargell breaks away from a Fort Collins defender on her way to one of her four scores on the day. The Tigers won the game 81-0.
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The Summit girls rugby team looked every bit the part of a six-time defending state champion Saturday, rolling over Fort Collins 81-0 at home at Tiger Stadium. The win bumps them to 2-0 on the season, maintaining their six-year, now 56-game, win streak.

From the opening kick to the final whistle, the Tigers didn’t leave any room for doubt, maintaining possession of the ball for almost the entire game and winning in convincing fashion.

“It was great. I like how we’re playing,” Tiger freshman Cassidy Bargell said after the game.

She scored the team’s opening try just two and a half minutes into the game. Bargell went on to lead the team with four scores on the day. Junior Meg Rose followed with three of her own. All-American Jody Losch also accounted for two scores.

In all the Tigers tallied an impressive 13 tries on the day along with eight conversions.

“I like where we’re at,” Tiger head coach Karl Barth said of his team moving forward.

Senior Nicole Wagner added, “We have a strong team this year.”

Barth credited a new fast-paced offensive scheme for some of this week’s success.

“We really changed how we were playing and put a lot of new stuff in,” he said. “When it clicked it was really good.”

Capitalizing on almost every offensive possession, the Tigers jumped to a demoralizing 38-0 lead in the first half. Fort Collins simply didn’t have any answer for a Tiger offense that kept their foot on the gas, scoring an additional seven tries in the second half.

Even with such an overwhelming performance Barth said there was still room for improvement moving forward, and that the new offense was still a work in progress.

The team will host Chaparral Friday night, Sept. 26, under the lights at Farmer’s Korner. The varsity game gets underway at 6 p.m. with both a J.V. and middle school game scheduled prior to kickoff.

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