Sydney Raymond, Hannah Pfersch, Savanna Thorne, and Elise Rades (in order) after the game. Photo courtesy of Angie Kolesari.
Sussex, WI–Hamilton played host on a wet field to a Divine Savior Holy Angel team that has won 17 of the last 20 Midwest Championships and 15 of the last 18 state titles. Hamilton did what they could to mitigate the Dasher’s relentless attack, but they fell to DSHA, 86-0.
The DSHA offense was lead by #9 who scored a hat trick in the first half and added another hat trick in the second half. Hamilton allowed 48 points to the Dashers in the first half and 38 points to them in the second.
With the win, DSHA clinches the conference championship heading into the state semi-finals. DSHA will await the results of next weekend’s contest to determine who they will play in the playoffs.
Hamilton finishes their second regular season with a 3-1 record, a improvement on their inaugural season when they went 2-2. Hamilton will play Catholic Memorial in the state semi-finals on Friday at 4:30pm at Minooka Park for a chance to play in the state championship. Catholic Memorial is the reigning state champions and defeated Hamilton in a 80-minute pre-season game, 68-0.
–Today’s result was the first shutout against Hamilton in a regular season game.
–This was the first game to be played between DSHA (varsity) and Hamilton.
–Haylee Kraker made her rugby debut.
- Elise Rades
- Did an admirable job organizing the team and had five tackles.
- Chloe Miller
- Played 60 minutes at flank/full back and had four tackles.
- Hannah Pfersch
- Led the team with nine tackles.
- Lauren Leonardi
- Had five tackles and came the closest to scoring when she broke the line early in the first half.
- Sydney Raymond
- Had six tackles in just one half of play.