September 8th, 2018 – 4 pm, Wickwire Field. In a ferocious, intense contest, the UKC Blue Devils triumphed over the STU Tommies 1-0. In the early stages of the game, fan-favorite Shinji Yamamoto brought the crowd to its feet with a luscious chip that struck the crossbar. STU had multiple scoring chances throughout the game, but ultimately ended up failing to score as veteran UKC keeper Sam White adds yet another shutout to his already illustrious career. In the second half, Jack Creaser broke the deadlock with a deadly penalty shot, after an earlier penalty attempt from Kings’ Kristian Sacco was robbed by STU keeper Riley McCleod. Tempers flared throughout the game, with the referee handing out multiple yellow cards to both sides. All in all, it was a hard fought victory for King’s.
In a high intensity matchup under the blazing sun at Wickwire Field, the UKC Blue Devils bested an old rival, the UNBSJ Seawolves 2-1. The Blue Devils goals came courtesy of junior year phenom Jack Creaser, while the Seawolves lone tally came courtesy of #17 Ryan Jones. Kings goalkeeper, Sam White (not to be confused with the Seawolves backup keeper, Sam White), battled an eye injury to hold the Seawolves to one goal. The game kept up a ferocious pace, with multiple yellow cards being issued – including one to the Blue Devils’ veteran bad boy Simon Miller. The Blue Devils improve to 2-0 on the season.
September 8th, 2018, 2 pm – Wickwire Field. In a contest that kept the audience on the edge of their seats for the full 90 minutes, the St. Thomas Tommies bested the UKC Blue Devils 1-0. The STU goal came courtesy of midfielder Abigail Curwin, who beautifully struck the ball into the bottom right corner of the UKC net. Centreback Leandra Upton peppered UKC with a whopping 8 shots, but was unable to find the back of the net. Both teams kept up a wicked pace throughout the game, with UKC piling on the pressure right up until the final whistle. Match Conditions: cloudy skies giving way to blistering sunshine in the 2nd half.
In a grudgematch that had the audience on the edge of their seats for a full 90 minutes, the UKC Blue Devils and the UNBSJ Seawolves battled the the bitter end; a 1-1 tie. Goals came courtesy of UNBSJ’S Makayla Martin, and of UKC’s Madison Frechette. King’s keeper Molly Lash Burrows had a phenomenal game with 5 saves.
King’s controlled the play in the first half and took a 7-5 lead into halftime, with Stephen Harvey dotting down for the King’s try. Fatigue and injuries derailed the second half, as Acadia took hold of the game and never looked back. First year Josh Williams was a standout in his Blue Devils debut.
University of King’s College Blue Devils women’s rugby team kicked off the season with a hard fought game against St. Thomas in ACAA action Sunday afternoon at Harbour East Field.
The Tommies opened the scoring early and held the lead with a 36-0 lead at half. The Blue Devils fought hard, with a try by Severen Fischer-Schmidt, but were unable to make the comeback they desired although coming close a few times. The UKC Devils fell to STU 63-5.