By Jacqueline Martinez ’20
Pritzker girls’ rugby went against Muchin for their first game at Jackson Park from 6:55 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Sept. 6, Thursday.
The girls were stretching out, ran a lap on the tracks, and talked about what their strategy in order to make sure everyone knew what they were supposed to do.
The first few minutes Pritzker had made the first score. After every score that was made, one of the girls could score up to seven points in total. A player can score two points by kicking the ball in the goal area, which is between the goal line and the dead-ball line.
Pritzker made five points within the first two minutes of the game. A junior Tiana Jackson made three out of four of the goals. During the game, Muchin was really closed on scoring their first goal too, but Pritzker kept the ball on hold so no goal was made.
The first half of the game a player from Pritzker was injured and had a big bump on her eye area and she had to sit out for the rest of the game. A Pritzker player had scored, and a senior had kicked the ball making an additional point. She made the additional point by a drop goal, which is kicking the ball over the crossbar and between the goalposts.
A junior Leslie Little, a player, mentioned how she was feeling nervous but felt surprised and relieved at the end. She explains how it was their first game. Little explained how she was not that confident because they have new girls and had to teach everything step by step. Little stated, “We need to improve of more effort during practices and commit on coming to the practices.” She mentions how they can have a really solid team but they have to learn the strategies.
A junior Iyana Lopez, a rugby manager, mentioned how she was excited about their first game because the girls were practicing really hard. Lopez mentioned how she was not sure if they were going to win their first game, but they were all excited. Lopez mentioned how the girls are good on their communication skills but that there is always room for improvement but to keep up the good communication.
Jackson was tackling and pushing off people from left to right and that is how she managed to get 15 points in total, which is 3 points. She would give advice to her teammates. Both teams managed to finish off strong and were not playing hard in any kind of way towards each other. Pritzker ended up winning with a difference of 11 points. Muchin 10 and Pritzker with a score of 22.