GHSAA Powered by Atavus ready to finish Series on high note

OTTAWA – Tuesday’s match was a learning experience for the young side as the game ended in a 58-12 loss for the USA. With the nerves shaken off, the GHSAA is looking forward to another shot at Canada’s U-18’s program.

“We’ve spent the last few days making the adjustments necessary to put ourselves in a successful position tomorrow,” said skipper Cassidy Bargell. “Our focus has shifted to trusting and executing the system our coaches have put in place.”

The GHSAA coaching staff has made a few adjustments to the starting line-up ahead of tomorrow’s match in efforts to give the opposition a new look. The All-Americans will look to keep Canada out of their red zone where their forward-play shines, ensure tackles completion, and keep the ball alive on offense.

“The first match was a game of opportunity. We created opportunities but fell short on capitalizing on them, while Canada exploited theirs,” said Head Coach Farrah Douglas. “I think our players are ready to face the challenge after making some slight adjustments. They are ready to move forward to today’s match.”

The final match for the GHSAA on their 2017 Can-Ams tour kicks off at the University of Ottawa’s Gee Gee’s Field at 6:00 p.m. ET Saturday, August 5th. The match will be streamed live and can be viewed on Rugby Canada’s Facebook page.

Girls High School All-Americans Powered by Atavus | Can-Am Series Match #2
1. Fane Haungatau
2. Jordan Cowan
3. Tiara A’au
4. Samantha Tancredi
5. Gracie Cartwright
6. Sharyf Mayer
7. Elizabeth Wilson
8. Julia Riekena
9. Morgan Freeman
10. Alexandra DiMarco
11. Cassidy Bargell (C)
12. Lolohea Makaafi
13. Tiana A’Au
14. Malery Billingy
15. Allison Koenig
16. Kateleen Dela Paz
17. Madison Jumper
18. Madylyn Becker
19. Haley Harris
20. Leilani Mendoza
21. Matja Saarenheimo-Vanderhorst
22. Salote Tausinga
23. Brianna Vasquez

Girls High School All-Americans powered by Atavus | Can-Am Series
Farrah Douglas – Head Coach
Emilie Bydwell – Assistant Coach
Katherine Henry – Physiotherapist
Annemarie Farrell – Manager
Diane Watanabe – Physiotherapist
Terrance Cronin – MD
Craig Wilson – Videoanalyst
Kaylee Howard – Manager
Rick Humm – Coach Advisor