The spring season started with a bang on Friday night, April 4, 2008. Catholic Memorial, coming off its recent tour of Ireland, faced-off against the Brookfield Bruisers under the lights at Brookfield Central High School. This was the first night-game of girls high school rugby played in Wisconsin and it was a well attended event. The crowd received their moneys worth (o.k. they didn't actually pay a gate fee) -- as the teams battled to a 24-22 final score. As time expired, the Bruisers made one final push to towards the CMH tried line, but fell short of the go-ahead try, falling to CMH in the final minute.
The CMH J.V. side scrimmaged Fond du Lac on Saturday morning and came away with a victory.
Also this past weekend, Northshore, taking the field for the first time under head coach Katie Brennan, defeated Oak Creek in a 5-0 battle.
The DSHA v. Vernon game, which pits Wisconsin's #1 and #2 teams against each other, was postponed as field conditions on the two clubs' home pitches prevented the game from going off as scheduled. Oh the perils of the spring season.
This weekend, 3 Wisconsin teams (Muskego, Brookfield and Kettle Moraine) head-off to Iowa for the Midwest Rugby Challenge in Des Moines. All three Wisconsin teams will be competing in the Division I Cup bracket.
Coaches and players -- remember pictures of any matches are welcome and will be posed if you send them.