The first of two friendly games saw visiting Trinity College High School from Ontario Canada fall 15 – 5 to the Bermuda Under 16 team.
After a frenetic start Trinity College High School’s Kelly McBride picked up from a base of a quick ruck and found Bermuda’s defense in disarray scoring between the posts. The conversion was charged down by Bermuda leaving the score at 5 - 0.
Half time saw the score at 5-0 with Trinity College High School probably feeling let down that their territorial advantage did not pay off.
With the wind behind them Bermuda started off strong and some good runs brought them level, a good recycling move saw the ball in Anaya Smith’s hands and he went over for the Try and with the Conversion was narrowly missed the score remained 5 - 5.
Good defense by Bermuda repelled promising attacks and strong runs by Jake Field and Moses Simmons was finished off with a fine weaving run by Jayden Clarke making it 10 – 5.
Trinity College High School fought back and were knocking on the door when once again fine defense created a turn which allowed a clearance kick to be chased down by Jayden Clarke - Ball was recycled after a long run and spun wide to standoff Jah-Kee Simmons to make the final score 15-5.
Scully Cup Final
Well organized defenses were hard to break down with the Mariners earning a hard fought 5 – 0 win over the Teachers in sudden-death overtime.
The Mariners had a close call with outstanding defense by Jillian Cross tracking down Nya Heyliger in the corner to deny a Try.
Referee Alvin Harvey had his hands full as tensions rose in the final quarter with both teams showing desire and passion.
Heyliger was denied once again in the corner by a last ditch tackle by Cerise Wingood.
Neither team could score in regulation time and then went into a sudden death overtime.
The Teachers were closing in when a wayward pass was intercepted by speedster Heyliger who ran the length of the pitch to snatch victory of an elated Mariners team.
Bermuda Rugby Scully Cup Semi-Finals
Renegades 12 Teachers 34
Teachers upset League Champions Renegades in their Semi-Final 34 – 12, the Teachers used their speedsters proving to be too much.
The Teachers got 2 Try’s from Cerise Woodley and Najee Pitt-Clarke, while Christie Halliday and Tamacia Lynch added a Try each, Emily Sinclair kicked 2 Conversions, the Renegades got a Try from Laura Mulligan and Jacquelin Oliver, with Mulligan kicking 1 Conversion.
Mariners 31 Police 10
Mariners thoroughly dominated the girls in blue and walked away deserved winners 31 - 10.
April Jackson scored 2 Try’s for the Mariners, with Karly Alleyne, Denika Borden and Amanda Swan all adding a Try each, while Becky Garly kicked 3 Conversions. The Police got a Try from Mika Tomita and Ali Castano