Lake City Falcons girls rugby players Laura Pfleiderer (left) and Carleigh Walters competed for the BC Elite 7s team during the weekend at a tournament at the University of British Columbia.

Lake City Falcons girls rugby players Laura Pfleiderer (left) and Carleigh Walters competed for the BC Elite 7s team during the weekend at a tournament at the University of British Columbia.

Falcons attend tournament at UBC

Two Lake City Secondary School Falcons rugby players were among 36 girls selected to the BC Elite 7s team during the weekend.

Two Lake City Secondary School Falcons rugby players were among 36 girls selected to the BC Elite 7s team during the weekend.

Laura Pfleiderer, Emma Pfleiderer and Carleigh Walters were invited to the University of British Columbia to play against some of B.C.’s university teams. Only Laura and Walters were able to attend.

“It is amazing to see the commitment of the girls from around the province coming down for a training session to better themselves and contribute to the group of athletes in the BC Youth Elite 7s pool,” said Darcy Patterson, BC Elite 7s coach.

“The game of note would be when a select group, including Laura, played the University of Victoria and won. It was a fantastic effort and the young women didn’t show any hesitation or doubt in their ability. It was quite awesome to see.”

Patterson said both Laura and Carleigh stood out during the tournament with their speed and commitment.

“They have bright futures and will be great additions to [the Falcons] at the Las Vegas Sevens and provincials this year,” Patterson said.

The Falcons are now preparing to attend the Las Vegas Sevens Invitational March 4-6 and will compete in the high school girls open sevens division.

The Falcons will be matched up in a pool with Flatirons Blue, Texoma Rugby Club and Minnesota Tundra.