CIS women's rugby saturday roundup: No.1 X-Women dominant in 53-0 win over Panthers
Photo credit Erica Roberts, StFX
No. 2 Guelph 68, Brock 0 Final
GUELPH, Ont. - The Guelph Gryphons blanked the Brock Badgers on
Saturday afternoon 68-0 to move to a 4-0 regular season record on
Guelph showed their scoring prowess again with 10 team tries. In the second half, Guelph was able to move the ball quickly, find their support and hammer their way through a stiff Badger defence. Brock had some great running opportunities but were not able to turn them into points. Guelph's ability to turnover the ball at the point on contact is improving with each game. That made it difficult for Brock to gain any forward momentum.
Guelph's tries came from both forwards and backs from several phases of play. Murphy, Kirby, Newman, and Lowry all scored single tries. Linthwaite, Benn and captain Beaton each scoring two a piece. Guelph's #10 Tibelius made 9 out of 10 converts for 18 points. She is the top point scorer in the OUA at the moment. Defensively, Guelph punished the badgers with some tremendous hits from captain Caitlin Beaton, Devon Keys and Britt Benn.
Guelph's scrum was unyielding on both offense and defence, controlling the set piece. It created ample opportunity for 2010 CIS player of the year Jacey Murphy, to run down the field and create scoring opportunities for her teammates. The Gryphon back line was very dangerous on attack, creating overlaps and running at pace through the gain line. The final score was Guelph 68, Brock 0.
Source: Guelph Sports Info
Tied for No. 5 McMaster 5, No. 10 Queen's 3 Final
KINGSTON, Ont. - On a day that saw winds as high as 50km/h
the Gaels and Marauders battled in a tight defensive game. In the
end a second half try by the Marauders was enough to top the Gaels
Early on in the match the Gaels were able to contain the McMaster attack and push the ball up the field. Bronwyn Corrigan of Waterloo, Ont. got the Gaels out to an early lead with a penalty goal putting Queen's up 3-0.
The Gaels continued to push forward in the first half as they played a strong defensive game controlling possession heading into the second half.
The Marauders began to make a push early in the second and Alexandra Fairgrieve of Fort Erie, Ont. put McMaster ahead 5-3 with the only try of the day.
Late in the match Queen's moved the ball upfield and pinned McMaster deep in their own end but could not convert any points. With only seconds left in the match the Gaels attempted a conversion but were unsuccessful.
"We came out hard but Mac was the better team today, but we gave them a really hard defensive game which was one of our goals so I think were happy with that." said fourth year veteran Susan Heald of Burlington Ont. on the loss.
Next week the Gaels will travel to Toronto to take on the UofT Varsity Blues to close out the regular season.
Source: Queen's sports info
Toronto 34, No. 9 Waterloo 29 Final
WATERLOO, Ont. - Lee-Ann Corrigan scored two tries in leading
the Varsity Blues women’s rugby team to a 34-29 victory over
the Waterloo Warriors on Saturday, October 1 in Waterloo, Ont.
Toronto natives Mercedes Mueller and Hannah Ehrehardt as well as veteran Stephanie Fox (Oakville, Ont.) and fifth-year transfer Jenna Livingston of Hillsburgh, Ont., each added single tries. Emily McNally added two converts in the win.
Waterloo was led by third-year Natasha Vrablic (Cambridge, Ont.), who had two tries on the day. Waterloo’s Megan Colwell (Spencerville, Ont.) added nine points with two converts and a penalty goal.
The Varsity Blues return to action on Friday, October 7 when they host the Queen’s Gaels at the Varsity Centre. Game time is set for 1 p.m.
Source: Toronto Sports Info
Western 61, Laurier 0 Final
No. 1 StFX 53, UPEI 0 Final
ANTIGONISH, NS - The StFX X-Women cruised to a 53-0 victory over
the UPEI Panthers in AUS rugby action Saturday evening.
More than 200 fans cheered the CIS #1 ranked X-Women to the Homecoming win at Oland Stadium in Antigonish, NS.
The X-Women (5-0) opened the scoring less than three minutes into the match on a try by Lisa Gauthier. With the Magali Harvey conversion, the blue and white led 7-0.
Asya Bartley, in her first match of the regular season, extended the lead with a try.
With Harvey's second conversion, the X-Women led 14-0.
In a 41-point first half, Tyson Beukeboom, with two, Jess Jacobs, Amanda Thornborough and Gauthier, with her second, scored trys, while Harvey added a third conversion.
With several bench players on the pitch, the X-Women tacked on two more trys – one each by Steph MacKinnon and Olivia DeMerchant, along with an Emma Taylor conversion.
The X-Women return to regular season action Wednesday, Oct. 5 when they visit Wolfville, NS, to face the Acadia Axewomen, while the Panthers will visit Halifax, NS, Saturday, Oct. 8, to face the host Saint Mary's Huskies.
Source: StFX Sports Info