The Lake City Falcons girls’ rugby teams square off in the first-ever Ball Gown Game on Friday

The Lake City Falcons girls’ rugby teams square off in the first-ever Ball Gown Game on Friday

Ball Gown game raises $2,187

Dressed in their finest party dresses, the Lake City Falcons girls’ rugby team hosted the First Annual Ball Gown Game.

Dressed in their finest party dresses, the Lake City Falcons girls’ rugby team hosted the First Annual Ball Gown Game.

Hosted at the Lake City secondary Williams Lake Campus on Friday, Oct. 31, spectators and peers lined the pitch as Team White and Team Gold put it all on the line for charity — in particular the Canadian Cancer Society and breast cancer research.

“The girls were very excited for the game,” said Falcons’ rugby coach Morley Wilson. “Although it was an intersquad game they all played very hard.”

Players solicited $50 sponsorships from local businesses and residents and in turn wore their names on their gowns.

In the end it was Team Gold downing Team White, 34-10, in a tightly-contested game.

Emma Pfleiderer scored three tries and made a conversion, Anna Bracewell scored twice and added a conversion and Ashley Lukinuk added a try for Team Gold.

For Team White it was Tasha Johnson and Emma Fledinger notching tries.

“It is terrific to see the girls have so much fun, shine a positive light on girls’ rugby and do something positive for the community, all in one afternoon,” Wilson said.