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Four points from three matches place the UKC Ladies in a precarious playoff position, sitting just outside the top 4. Promising fixtures, including a draw at home against MSVU and a 6-0 routing of Crandall on the road rocketed the Blue Devil’s ahead in the playoff race, and earned rookie sensation Rebecca Dupuis the title of “ACAA Female Athlete of the Week”. A difficult trip to Mainland Commons for a replay against MSVU saw King’s lose 0-3, jeopardizing their postseason status. Head coach Gary Carter will look to get the “bleed blue” train back on track on October 15 with a midweek visit to the Dal AC Ram’s in Truro. A win would propel the UKC women back into the top 4, and keep playoff hopes alive.
UKC vs. MSVU: 1-1 Draw
UKC @ Crandall: 0-6 Win
UKC @ MSVU: 3-0 Loss
Stride for stride with their female counterparts, the UKC Men earned four points from three matches, and also find themselves 5th on the pole, just outside the playoff cut. The weekend started with a thrilling 3-3 draw at home against the MSVU Mystics, wherein veteran winger Nick Little score a 94th equalizer to salvage a lone point from a match in which the Blue Devil’s had led 2-0. A quick trip to Moncton for a 2-0 win over the Chargers of Crandall placed King’s in a playoff slot. However, a chippy midweek match against crosstown rivals MSVU saw the Kingsmen drop 3 points after conceding from the penalty spot. Like the women, the men will head to Truro on Tuesday to face the Dal AC Rams in what will be a must win fixture.
UKC vs. MSVU: 3-3 Draw
UKC @ Crandall: 0-2 Win
UKC @ MSVU: 1-0 Loss
Two tough home matches against Mt. Allison and St. Thomas left the Blue Devils empty handed in terms of points. Despite try-scoring performances from veterans Sophie Vaisman and Talia Meade, the UKC ladies were unable to outpace their visiting opponents. King’s will now regroup over the thanksgiving break as they prepare for their final match of the season on the road against league leaders UNB on October 20th.
UKC vs. Mt. Allison: 5-69 Loss
UKC vs. St. Thomas: 5-78 Loss
A busy 10 day period saw the UKC men play 2 matches with a total of 12 points up for grabs in the Rugby Nova Scotia University League. A strong start against the visiting X-Men from St. Francis Xavier primed the Blue Devils for their first win of the season, with rookie scrum-half Dylan Aleck scoring multiple tries, with the scoreline being squared at 15-15 in the second half. The closing stages of the match tilted towards the X-Men as King’s became plagued with injuries, ultimately conceding 34-15. With little recovery time, King’s hosted the CBU Capers little more than 48 hours later; wherein the exhaustion from the previous match made it’s presence known. Despite multiple goal line stands, the Kingsmen could not repel the hefty Cape Breton offense, falling to the Caper by a score of 55-0. The Blue Devil’s men’s side will look to regroup over the Thanksgiving break before departing for their final match of the season against Acadia; a team they led 10-0 earlier in the season before conceding in the second half.
UKC vs. STFX: 15-34 Loss
UKC vs. CBU: 0-55 Loss