After what many are calling an upset for the Glendale raptors, Chicago's North Shore Women's Rugby team come back as the D1 National Champions. The game was well played after a season of becoming stronger each game. North Shore held the Raptors until the last 12 minutes of the game with a 13-0 score.
The first time Chicago North Shore faced Glendale this season, NS left not feeling the pride that did after this weekend's Championship against the tRaptors. In the end, penalties were the difference, and North Shore had a 13-5 win.
After the game was over, Andrea McKena Brankin described the scene for me
Old Girls all cried, John (NS Coach) got water dumped on him. They are so happy. They all worked so hard. Subs were amazing. Total Team Effort. Proud :)
Lani Larson who's been with North Shore playing the past 8 years said,
Unfreakingreal. Can't stop smiling... we did it together and we did it well!
North Shore prop Maggie Craig :
All of the words in the world can't explain how amazing this feels!
Congrats to all the ladies of North Shore, current and old pplayers, supporters and fans. Wining national titles in not a strang feeling for Chicagoans but it always feels extra special when you've seen a team grow, know the players, and really do love the sport and see the love of the game those players have put into the effort to bring home the title! When North Shore announces their celebration, I'll be sure to pass along the information.
UPDATE ON VICTORY PARTY
VICTORY PARTY AT THE BLACK ROCK!!
Jon North Shore this Friday (11/18) to celebrate a historic season. They started 0-2 and finished WINNING. IT. ALL. They never stopped believing in themselves and neither did you!
CHEAP PACKAGE DEAL...gets you Bud Light, Goose Island, and well drinks from 8-11pm. North Shore players, coaches, and Old Girls drink for FREE!
Please note this is not a fundraiser. This is a celebration of our win at Nationals and to share it with families, friends and fans. Feel free to stop by to hang out and don’t feel forced or inclined to pay for the drink package. Trophy will also be on display and I'm sure many girl will be wearing their medals!