The Santa Monica Rugby Club under-14 girls team finished the season by placing second in the Southern California Youth Rugby Championships Saturday, April 25th.

The Lady Dolphins started the match strong with a 50-meter

run by flyhalf Laura Lemoine, but they were unable to overcome the challenge by the Fallbrook Braves of San Diego County, who scored ten unanswered tries and defeated the Dolphins 58-0.

“We were very proud of our girls today,” Dolphins coach David Edward said. “While Fallbrook’s girls are clearly skilled and dominated the scoreboard, our players did not give up and played hard through to the final whistle.”

The Lady Dolphins hail from seven different schools, including Santa Monica Alternative School House (SMASH) and Lincoln Middle School in Santa Monica.