Photo: The Belmont High Girls’ Rugby team in action.
The teams were known for weeks and now they have a date to battle it out for the state crown as the number one seed Belmont High Girls’ Rugby (3-0-1) takes on Algonquin Regional (2-1-1) for the first-ever MIAA Girls’ Rugby state championship on Saturday, June 10 at Endicott College in Beverly.
The time of the historic match will occur on the same day as the first MIAA Boys’ Rugby title contests in Division 1 and Division 2. According to the MIAA, the game schedule will likely be 2:30 p.m., 4:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m., the final schedule to be determined early next week.
The Belmont Girls’ have met Algonquin twice this year, drawing 12-12 at Belmont and then defeating the T-hawks, 20-10, on May 17.
Belmont High Boys’ have made the semi-finals finishing the regular season at 5-2, 4-2 in the league. The only public school in the final four, the third seed Marauders will visit second-seed St. John’s Prep of Danvers at a date to be determined. Belmont lost at St. John’s, 19-10, in May.