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CVR girls are RSEQ rugby sevens champions

Chateauguay Valley Regional High School (CVR) won the RSEQ Montérégie regional juvenile girls rugby sevens championship on November 6, with a 33-0 victory at home in Ormstown over Howard S. Billings High School. “Although it was an exciting game, CVR completely dominated, showing amazing speed, skill, athleticism, and teamwork,” says assistant coach Cindel Chartrand.

CVR finished the tournament with two shutout wins, having blanked the squad from Cité des Jeunes in a 52-0 win earlier in the day. The victory capped an impressive season for the team; it placed first in its division with an undefeated season, including 11 victories and one tie game. A second team fielded by CVR finished in seventh position overall.


Group of female High School rugby players in uniform and on field posing for photo and holding championship banners.
The CVR juvenile girls rugby sevens team handily won the league championship on November 6 PHOTO Chateauguay Valley Regional High School


Chartrand says it was thrilling to watch newcomers Lilli-Jade Voyer, Jayden Scarlette, Adriana McKell, and Peyton Welburn play as though they had been on the pitch for years. “Peyton ran endzone to endzone scoring one of her tries and didn’t even look tired,” she notes, before praising teammates Jade Whyte, Jayci Toth, Charlotte Rennie, and Janelle Belize for playing with exceptional heart. “The Jeuris sisters (Jade and Ava) made tackle after tackle, while Amber Berthiaume’s sweet sidesteps and consistent kicks, and Salomé Lapp’s skills, were unmatched,” she continued.

Along with the student athletes, Chartrand credits the parents and volunteers who supported the team, as well as the dedication and leadership of head coach Erika Scott and assistant coach Olivia de Witt Huissteden in steering the girls to the championship. “We are so proud of all of these young ladies and can’t wait to see what they will do in fifteens rugby this fall.” (SR)

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