Ross seniors slip by Centennial, stay unbeaten
GUELPH – The Ross Royals remained unbeaten as they squeaked out a 10-7 win over the Centennial Spartans in District 4/10 high school senior boys’ rugby play at Ross Tuesday.
The game played during a steady rain was a close battle throughout and the Spartans threatened late. Such was the closeness of the game that a Centennial victory was denied on the final play of the match with a step out of bounds just feet from plunging over the line for a would-be final and winning try.
Cam Snook and Darren Kusinski each had a try for Ross.
Centennial’s scorers weren’t reported.
Ross leads the five-team league at 3-0-0 and 14 points while the Guelph CVI Green Gaels are second at 1-2-0 and six points. Both Centennial and the Centre Dufferin Royals have 1-1-0 records and five points while the Erin Raiders trail at 0-2-0 and no points.
Regular-season play is to wrap up next week with matches Monday and Wednesday.
Championship semifinals are set for May 16 and 17 with the championship match set for May 19 at 6:30 p.m. at Victoria Park in Fergus.
Ross 34 Centennial 0
Ross did most of its scoring in the first half on a wet day.
Emily Cooper scored a pair of tries while Kaleigh Bruce, Emma Middleton, Leah Rose and Emma Smits had one apiece. Maeve Hagarty kicked two converts.
The result left Ross in second in Pool B at 2-1-0 and 11 points while Centennial is fourth at 0-3-0 and no points.
Erin 20 Orangeville 0
Orangeville forfeited the match.
The result gave Erin first place in Pool A at 3-0-0 and 14 points. Orangeville is third at 1-2-0 and six points.
Playoffs are to start Monday with the championship semifinals. Consolation semifinals are set for Tuesday. Both the consolation final (5:15 p.m.) and championship game (6:30 p.m.) are scheduled to be held at Victoria Park in Fergus May 12.
- Guelph Sports Journal