Rugby: LA team clinches state title Sunday

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Team of LAHS players wins state final 34-0

By The Staff

The Los Alamos girls rugby team earned the New Mexico High School State Championship last weekend.
The championship tournament was played Saturday and Sunday at the Municipal Recreation Complex in Santa Fe.
In the final, Los Alamos topped Albuquerque’s Hermanitas 34-0. Carlin Morris, Jodi Cull-Host and Orli Shlachter scored tries during the championship match for Los Alamos.
“We have had a long season, but hard work, determination and devotion to the sport has paid off,” Los Alamos coach John Morris said to his team following the win. “I watched so many of you place your fears behind you and embrace the game that it was hard for me to restrain my enthusiasm as the weekend played out.”
Los Alamos won two matches during Saturday’s play, qualifying it for Sunday’s final.
The local rugby team consists of 20 players from Los Alamos High School.