A win on rainy home opener for the UKC women, cruising to a 36-5 win over the visiting Tommies of St. Thomas University. Chloe Beamish led the way for the Blue Devils yet again, recording a match high three tries, with a supporting case of Marah James, Amy Randall and Sophie van Berkel chipping in a try each. Emily White found the uprights on three conversions, contributing six points to round out the UKC scoring report. For the Tommie, Kyleigh King recorded the lone STU try.
After two matches the UKC women are still perfect on the season and joint-top of the ACAA. A Sunday afternoon home match with Mount Allison University will be their final match of month, with King’s keen to enter October with an undefeated record.
vs. STU 36-5 Win
vs. MTA, Sunday September 25th at St. Francis Field, 2 p.m.
A marquee win for the Kingsmen over local rivals Dalhousie for the first time in eight years have slingshotted the King’s to a 2-0 start on the season. Duncan Smith proved to be the offensive catalyst for the Blue Devils, scoring three tries for 15 points. Other contributors included hooker, Ethan McCarthy who reached the try zone and fullback Hirundith de Costa who completed three conversions and a try to tally 13 points on the day. For Tigers, Ador Suidlur and Liam Berthiaume earned two and one tries respectively, while Justin Dag completed two conversions and a penalty. Sturdy defence on a rainy day proved key for the Blue Devils, who completed the match with a final score of 34-22.
Having knocked off the 2021 champions, the Blue Devils find themselves sharing top spot in the league ahead of their their final true home match of the season against the Acadia Axemen. Acadia bettered King’s when they last met in the 2021 post-season, eliminating the Blue Devils in the conference semi-finals. That game is set to be played Graves Oakley Field on Sunday, September 25th at 3 p.m.
vs. Dalhousie 34-22 Win
vs. Acadia, September 25th at Graves Oakley Field, 3 p.m.