NDSS’ varsity rugby girls clinch perfect regular season record, advance to KASSAA semifinals

NDSS' Ryan DuChene, a junior called up to play with the varsity club, breaks free from the pack to score a try during Tuesday's KASSAA league game against Holy Cross. Photo by Adam Prudhomme.

Adam Prudhomme

NDSS’ varsity girls rugby has a direct path to the KSSAA semifinals following their perfect 6-0 regular season.

Napanee put a bow on their dominant run with a 58-0 win over the visiting Holy Cross Crusaders on Tuesday.

The Hawks were able to get several of their juniors into the game and didn’t miss a beat, showcasing the depth of their program. Carley Uens (two), Ryan DuChene (two), Addy Holden (two), Devan Maxwell (three) accounted for the tries with conversions kicked by Brooke Alaver, Neeleigh Ford and Devan Maxwell.

With their first place regular season finish the Hawks will skip the quarter-finals and take on the winner of that round in the semifinals on Friday, May 17.

The winner of that match advances to the league finals on May 22 which will be held at Queen’s Nixon Field in Kingston.

Napanee is looking to repeat as KASSAA and EOSSAA champions, which would give them a chance to improve upon last year’s fourth place finish at OFSAA.

-NDSS’ junior girls are also undefeated on the season and will look to lock up first place when they play their final regular season game on May 21.

-NDSS’ junior boys doubled up visiting Holy Cross 14-7 on Tuesday afternoon. NDSS’ rookies factored into the score sheet as Brock Boutilier and Lucas Asselstine each scored a try. Quintin Whaley kicked both conversions, including a very difficult angle from the five yard line. The win improves Napanee’s record to 2-1-1 on the season, placing them third in the KASSAA standings.

The Hawks will finish up the regular season by hosting La Salle on May 14 at 5 p.m.

-Napanee’s junior girls soccer team  advanced to the KASSAA semifinals with a 7-3 in over Holy Cross. Napanee entered the match as the fourth seed, taking on the fifth spot. The semifinals are set for Monday with the finals scheduled for May 21 at Queen’s Richardson Stadium.

-NDSS’ junior boys soccer team had their season come to an end with a 4-0 shutout against the Kingston Secondary School Bears.

-The Hawks’ baseball team came up one run short in a pitchers’ duel against Holy Cross, losing 3-2 at Woodbine Baseball diamonds. The Hawks are still searching for their first win on the season at 0-2.

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