VIDEO and SLIDESHOW: Abbotsford Panthers win AA senior girls rugby provincial title

VIDEO and SLIDESHOW: Abbotsford Panthers win AA senior girls rugby provincial title

Panthers win title, Yale Lions finish second in AAA conference

The Abbotsford Panthers senior girls rugby team proved they were the best in the province on Saturday.

Abbotsford dominated Lake City for most of the game, en route to a 41-10 win in the AA provincial final at Rotary Stadium.

The Panthers led 31-5 at the half to cruise to the win.

Saturday wrapped up a dominant performance at the event for the team, as they opened with a 94-5 win over Houston on Thursday, and then beat cross-town rival Robert Bateman Secondary 59-28 on Friday. Bateman placed third at the event.

Abbotsford rugby talent was also on display in the AAA final, but the Yale Lions fell 19-17 to Carson Graham.

The defensive battle was locked at five apiece at halftime, and the teams traded tries early in the second half. Carson Graham took the 19-12 lead late in the game, and the Lions scored a try on their final possession, only to miss the convert kick.

For more on this story, read Wednesday’s print edition of the Abbotsford News.

Video by: Greg Laychak

Photos by: Ben Lypka