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Indiana U19 Girls Win Midwest Title

Monday Jun 22, 2009 in Women Youth

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St. Charles, Ill. - Indiana defeated Ohio 5-0 Sunday in the Midwest U19 all-star championships.

“What an exciting game for the players and fans,” said Indiana coach Trevor Cracknell.  “Two very good teams playing great rugby always makes for a show worth watching.  We worked hard, stuck to our system and finally broke their line on the outside.”

Cracknell and the Indiana ladies have played in the last 6 final games at the Midwest tournament, winning twice. 

“Indiana’s backline and hard work in the breakdowns definitely gave us fits,” said Ohio coach Phil Payne. “They move the ball well and break the line at pace. We fought back several times to within inches of the try line, but they held us. All credit to a great team and our ladies really enjoyed playing them.”

The single try of the game, scored with 5 minutes left in the second half, was put over by wing Jen Peacock.  Standouts for the game were Allie Lee, Lauren Barber and Rachel Carter for Indiana and Mary Jo Reddy, Danielle Foster and Jillian Getz for Ohio.

In other action Michigan bested Wisconsin in the 3rd/4th game where flanker Jaime Petelin was a wrecking ball for Michigan.  Minnesota beat Illinois for 5th game.

Day One Results:
Pool 1:
Michigan 0 v Ohio 17
Michigan 31 v Minnesota 12
Ohio 18 v Minnesota 7

Pool 2:
Indiana 28 v Wisconsin 10
Indiana 20 v Illinois 12
Wisconsin 46 v Illinois 10

Day Two Results:
FINAL: Indiana 5 v Ohio 0
3/4: Michigan 28 v Wisconsin 12
5/6: Minnesota 21 v Illinois 7

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