La Salette 50, New Trier 17

The Lions planted a flag in Rubgy Illinois this Saturday, kicking off their Spring 2017 rugby season with an impressive 50-17 victory over the New Trier Trevians from Winnetka, IL.  The Trevians are the Rugby Illinois Division I defending state champs, so the victory was an important milestone for the Lions. The high scorer for the match was senior Sean Fitzpatrick, scoring two tries and four conversions for 18 points. Not far behind was senior Richard Mailand with three tries for 15 points. Also scoring were seniors Thomas Prather with two tries, James Roth with one, and Jacob Schwendeman with a conversion. The Lions face off against Fishers High School (IN) on Wednesday, March 22nd at Fishers, and defending Rugby Illinois Catholic Conference champions Mt. Carmel on Saturday, March 25th at home.