Ross eyes another rugby championship sweep
GUELPH – Ross Royals rugby teams swept into the District 4/10 championship games by winning semifinal matches on their own field Thursday.
Ross dropped the Erin Raiders 66-7 in the girls’ semifinal while the Royals won the senior boys’ semifinal 34-14 over Erin and Ross blanked the Guelph CVI Green Gaels 41-0 in the junior boys’ semifinal.
Ross will be looking for a repeat sweep of the D4/10 titles as they won all three last year. The Royals also won all three titles in 2011, the only other year one school has won all three in the same year.
This year’s finals are to be held at Exhibition Park Monday. The junior final between Ross and the Centre Wellington Falcons is to start the championship tripleheader at 4 p.m. The Royals and Orangeville Bears are to clash in the girls’ final at 5:15 p.m. and Ross and the Guelph CVI Green Gaels are to meet in the senior boys’ final at 6:30 p.m.
Ross 34 Erin 14
Tyler White scored two tries for Ross while Quintin Kleppe, Jon Howie, Seamus Harvey and Chris Kelterborn scored one apiece. Jordan Bauer added two converts.
Erin scorers were unavailable.
Despite the loss, Erin advances to the CWOSSA A/AA tournament May 25 at Delhi.
Guelph CVI 29 Centre Wellington 5
Sam Westerhauser connected for a try and a convert for GCVI while Donny Smart, Joe Tran, Owen Stirling and Ben James each added one try. Spencer Bond had a conversion.
Carter Mooney scored a try for Centre Wellington.
Ross 66 Erin 7
Jasmine Ing struck for four tries and eight converts for Ross while Emily Frasson had two tries and Aliesha Lewis, Maddie Gundy, Ruth Agyemang and Kiersten Bell picked up one try apiece.
Jordanna Pike scored the try for Erin while Hannah Beaumont had the convert.
Ross 41 Guelph CVI 0
Alvero De Blais had a try and three converts for Ross while Charles Racine added two tries. Getting one try apiece were Tucker Finch, Kevin Charland, Adam Ford and Colton Goldin.
- Guelph Sports Journal