A win on the final day of the regular season puts the UKC Women’s team at a 4-2 record-the best the program has done in over 10 years. The Blue Devils travelled to Sackville, NB to Mount Allison University in a preview match of the ACAA Women’s Rugby semi-final set for October 30. Fielding on 15 due to injuries and fatigue, the short-handed Blue Devils got the job done in Sackville, outlasting the Mounties 34-26. Rookie Olivia Ellsworth recorded a team and match high five tries and the UKC Women completed their sweep of the series against MTA.
The Blue Devils have finished 2nd in the ACAA behind the undefeated UNB Reds, and will host the 2 v.s. 3 semi-final against the Mounties on October 30 in Halifax (date and location forthcoming). Should the King’s side prevail, they’ll advance to the ACAA gold medal match slated for November 6 in Fredricton, NB.
@MTA 34-26 Win
A rough trip to Wolfville with a 4-pointer loss to Acadia sees the UKC Men’s team drop to 3rd in the Rugby Nova Scotia standings ahead of semi-final play scheduled for October 30. Playing short and against a home Acadia team that could draw on the full depth of their first and second division squads, the Blue Devils were soundly routed 45-5, in which Eric Murphy scored the lone UKC try. The Blue Devils can expect will see their depth restored with Evan Mostovac, Owen Keleher and Sam Maiorino all scheduled to return from injury ahead of the semi-final. Elsewhere, knocks to Josh Williams and Noah Lawless will need to be managed in the midweek before the first round of the post-season begins. Rugby Nova Scotia is yet to declare the post-season location, with the league standings being finalized on Sunday evening. Regardless, King’s will meet Acadia again in their opening match.
@Acadia 45-5 Loss