After the boys and girls teams won their division at the Rothesay Rugbyfest in New Brunswick at the end of April, the players have been honing their skills in hopes of making it to the championships.
“That's got to be our aim but we're only taking it one game at a time. There's no point in getting ahead of ourselves,” said David Foley, the girls' head coach.
In regular league action, the boys team is currently undefeated. The girls team has recorded three wins and one loss.
On April 25, they lost 17-10 to Horton — a team that usually gives Windsor's rugby teams a good challenge. On April 27, they eked out a 12-10 victory over cross-town rival Avon View. On May 2, they downed West Kings 30-0, and on May 4, they squashed the visiting Central Kings Gators 44-0.
The May 4 game allowed all players the chance to take the pitch, Foley said.
“It was one of those great games where we were able to get everyone some good, competitive game time out there, which was nice,” said Foley.
Although the score may appear lopsided, Foley said the Gators put up a good fight but couldn't catch a break with King's-Edgehill's defence.
“Central Kings were hard-hitting out there. They played some really good rugby,” said Foley. “Early on, they were very good in the rucks until we realized that.”
Among the stand out players for KES was Amanda Whelan, who was playing fly-half and was their kicker.
“She controlled the game, controlled the tempo and even when we made a few changes, she was the consistent one in there,” said Foley.
Whelan only started playing rugby two weeks ago.
“She came in, played really well in the position and was kicking fantastically. She scored four conversions and two penalties.”
Other scorers during the game were Raissa Badidanga, Sabrina Corradini, Morgan Rodgers, and Téa Racozzi.
The private school’s boys’ team took the pitch afterwards and defeated Central Kings 45-7.
Upcoming girls games
King's-Edgehill at Park View Education Centre
Avon View at West Kings
Northeast Kings Education Centre at Horton
West Kings at Horton
PVEC at KES
PVEC at Avon View
West Kings at Central Kings
Horton at NKEC
NKEC at Central Kings
Avon View 'B' at West Kings
King's-Edgehill at Avon View
Upcoming boys games
KES at Avon View
Central Kings at Horton
KES at Avon View