A trio of Uxbridge girls are returning home from the National Rugby Festival with silver medals after competing last week as part of Team Ontario's Under-18 entry at the tournament in Calgary.
Uxbridge SS teammates from the Tigers' bronze medal winning team at OFSAA Zoe DeGroote, Julia Schell and Zosia Ruchlewicz were part of the team that took an undefeated record of 6-0 into the championship game, where they would come up just short of the gold, losing by a score of 10-7 against British Columbia.
The Ontario girls rolled through the round robin portion of the tournament, downing Quebec 13-7 in their opening game on Tuesday, Aug. 5.
From there, Ontario would continue to roll on Wednesday, Aug. 6, posting wins of 38-7 over Saskatchewan and shutting out the hosts from Alberta 29-0.
Ontario crushed Manitoba by a score of 51-0 on Thursday, Aug. 7, before wrapping up round robin play with a pair of shutout victories on Saturday, Aug. 9, defeating Nova Scotia 12-0 and British Columbia 17-0.