Girls Varsity Rugby · Medina High School Girls Rugby Team Earns 1st State Championship

The third time was the charm for the Medina High School Girls rugby team, as they earned their first state championship with an emphatic 62-14 victory over Amherst in Columbus June 2nd.

Having finished state runner-up in 2016 and 2017, the Bees were determined not to let this opportunity slip away. The Bees were dominant on both sides of the ball throughout the match as they built a 31-7 halftime lead thanks to three tries from the backline, and two tries from the forward group. Senior Captain and fly-half, Kennedy Miller added three conversion kicks.

The Bees continued the scoring onslaught in the second half as their fitness and wide-open style of play began to open gaps in the Amherst defense. With additional tries from Aeryal Sherepita and Taylor Washburn – along with two conversion kicks from Miller – the Bees found themselves ahead 50-7 with 10 minutes remaining. After an Amherst try, Medina would tack on another try from junior Cassidy Edwards to bring the score to 55-14.

The Bees end their season with an undefeated 9-0-1 record, bringing home the first-ever state championship trophy for the Medina Rugby Program.

The team will be recognized this fall at the varsity football game on October 26th.