The train keeps on rolling for UKC Women’s rugby, who improve to 3-1 on the season after winning their series against the St. Thomas University Tommies in Halifax by a score of 51-26. Having beaten the Tommies on the road last weekend, King’s were keen to complete the sweep ahead of the Thanksgiving break. The game proved to be a back-and-forth affair, with the Blue Devils jumping to a 29-7 lead, only to be pegged back as the Tommies cut the lead 29-26. King’s would rally in the matches closing stages, scoring 22 points unanswered to take the game handily.
With the win, King’s have locked themselves into a playoff position. Barring a major win over the University of New Brunswick (who previously bested the Blue Devils in the season’s opening match), King’s will host the ACAA Semi-Final against either STU or Mount Allison University in late October. In the meantime, Head Coach Lysa McGrath and her squad have a two week break before their next match against the UNB Reds at St. Francis field in Halifax on Sunday, October 17 at 3 p.m.. The break could not come at better time for the Blue Devils, who saw rookie sensations Amelia Jardine and Caitlyn Gannon both withdrawn from Sunday’s match with injuries.
vs. STU 51-26 Win
There was no match for the men’s team this week, as their schedule match October 2 at Acadia University was cancelled. After this nearly three week break, King’s will play twice in quick succession: first against Dalhousie on October 14 at 5 p.m, and again on October 16 when they travel to Sydney to play Cape Breton University. The previously scheduled match against Acadia has been replaced with a 4-pointer to be held in Wolfville on Saturday, October 23.