Monday, April 30, 2018

Catholic Memorial Tops Divine Savior

The Midwest Girls High School Rugby Championship was held this past weekend and a new champion emerged. Divine Savior, who had won every Midwest championship since 2003 was bested by Wisconsin rival Catholic Memorial 25-22. Both teams have pulled away from the rest of the Midwest pack with Catholic Memorial beating Lane Tech 69-10, and Warsaw 66-12. Divine Savior won both their matches over Hudson 60-0, and St. Joseph 71-7. In the final, both sides traded leads with Catholic Memorial pulling ahead to stay with 5 minutes left.

Final School Standings:

  1. Catholic Memorial(WI)
  2. Divine Savior(WI)
  3. St. Joseph(OH)
  4. Warsaw(IN)
  5. Grandville(MI)
  6. Hudson(OH)
  7. Lane Tech(IL)
  8. Penn(IN)

The club division had a close final as well, with two Ohio teams in the finals. Walnut Hills edged Brunswick 22-17. To reach the finals, Brunswick won matches over Pulaski 21-14, and KC United 34-15. Walnut Hills won their matches over Hopkins 40-10, and Brookfield 15-7.

Final Club Standings:

  1. Walnut Hills(OH)
  2. Brunswick(OH)
  3. Pulaski(WI)
  4. Brookfield(WI)
  5. KC United(MO)
  6. Hopkins(MN)

Perrysburg(OH) bested Amherst(OH) 22-15 in the Open Division Championship and Divine Savior won the JV Championship.

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