One win and one loss in their first two matches of the season put King’s Women’s Rugby with 2 points in two games. Opening their season on the road in Fredericton, N.B., UKC dropped their first match to the University of New Brunswick Varsity Reds by a score of 72-5. The match came as an uncommonly early fixture, and left the Blue Devils with a shorthanded roster for the season opener.
Week 2 saw King’s play host to Mount Allison University. The Mounties entered the match tied for 1st in the league, having dispatched the St. Thomas University in week 1. Now back at full strength and numbers, the King’s side proved an overwhelming force for the visiting Mounties, with the Blue Devils winning by a score of 55-13. Recording 11 tries from eight players—Liv Obura (2), Zoe Woods, Hannah Risser, Catie Gannon (2), Taryn Hanrahan (2), Amelia Jardine, Ainsley Priddell, and Rosa Toutah—the UKC women achieved a marquee win for the program and launched themselves into a playoff position.
The King’s Women presently sit 2nd in the table with 2 points, tied with Mount Allison and trailing the undefeated University of New Brunswick who sit top with 4 points. King’s next plays on the road at St. Thomas University on September 26 at 2 p.m.
@UNB 5-72 Loss
vs. MTA 55-13 Win
4 points from two matches to start the season have set the King’s men’s rugby team up for a potential playoff berth in the Rugby Nova Scotia Club League. Opening the season on the road at STFX, the Blue Devils managed a major upset, winning 25-17 over the heavily-favored X-Men. Tries were scored by Gabe Isenor (2), Josh Williams, and Sam Maiorino, with a conversion and penalty scored by Ryoma Mibuchi. The only scheduled meeting between the two sides, the win counts for double points.
A home opener against Dalhousie in the midweek proved too much for the King’s side, who were shut out 42-0. The result places them squarely in the middle of the league table, with playoffs very much in the sights of the veteran-laden roster. Head Coach Geno Carew will have 10 days to recover and regroup before his side hosts the Capers of Cape Breton University on September 26 at 2 p.m. (field location forthcoming).
@STFX 25-17 Win
vs. Dalhousie 0-42 Loss