Just one match for the UKC Women’s team over the last two weeks meant the team got some much-needed rest after a quick start to the season. Their home meeting with the Reds of the University of New Brunswick on October 17 was a largely superfluous affair, with both teams already essentially locked into their playoff positions, with UNB sitting top of the league, and the Blue Devils in a strong second. Resting where they could, King’s finished the match with 10 points to UNB’s 75.
Now sitting on a 3-2 record, King’s has but 1 remaining regular season match: a road trip to Sackville, NB to visit the Mounties of Mount Alison University. Having tagged the Mounties 55-13 in their first meeting in September, all momentum will be with the Blue Devils to finish their season strong, before heading into the post season. As the presumed 2nd seed, King’s will host the ACAA semi-final against the Mounties on October 30 in Halifax.
vs. UNB 10-75 Loss
A win and a loss put the men’s team in a solid position heading into the home stretch of the regular season. Having had their October 14 match at Dalhousie postponed for weather, King’s enjoyed nearly 3 weeks of rest in between games before travelling to Sydney, NS to play the Capers of Cape Breton University. After narrowly losing out to the Capers in late September, the Blue Devils put in a rectifying performance, with five Blue Devils finding the try zone, including captain Noah Lawless. Scrum-Half Dylan Aleck led the way for the King’s side, recording two tries, as the UKC routed the Capers 34-12. With this win, King’s moved squarely into second position in the standing, trailing only the undefeated Dalhousie Tigers.
King’s would finally get their rematch with the Tigers on October 20 in Halifax. Despite a more informal setting, with both teams already guaranteed post-season berths, the match was still a competitive event. King’s took a 7-5 lead into the half, after a try from Tim Cater and a conversion from Jackson Zwicker. Dalhousie would rally in the second half, and peg the Blue Devils back. The short-handed King’s side found themselves down numbers late in the second half, which saw Dalhousie amass a 27-point lead, with the match ending 7-34.
King’s will now regroup before making a final regular season road trip to Acadia in a crucial 4-point match set for October 23, in which they will be heavily favoured. Assuming the everything goes according to plan in Wolfville, the King’s will await the playoff schedule and locations as they enter the Rugby Nova Scotia post season as the 2nd seed.
@CBU 34-12 Win
@Dalhousie 7-34 Loss