BC Claim Three More Titles in Vegas: Men's College, Boys U19 and Boys U16
posted Feb 14 2015
After UVic Women claimed the first BC title yesterday (scroll down for story), three BC teams took Gold honours today, UBC in the men's College division, BC U16 Boys and the BC U19 Elite Boys. It was expected that UBC would defend their College title but the U19 win was especially gratifying as there were some strong opponents including defending champions High School All Americans and Canadian rivals Ontario.
Congratulations to all the championship teams, and to the teams that made the finals (BC U17 Boys, BC U18 Girls).
Tomorrow is the final of the Women's Elite and a surprise result is that both Maple Leaf teams were eliminated. Aptoella which is BC based and organized by Barbara Mervin features BC Premier women (Velox, Burnaby, Capilano) - they will meet the Netherlands team in the final.
The men's Elite title was won by neighbours to the south Serevi Rugby based out of Seattle.
U19 Elite International Boys (formerly High School Elite)
BC 31 - HSAA 5
After a solid weekend build up to the final, the High School All Americans ran into a wall of Bears in the final of the Boys HS Elite 7s at the Las Vegas Invitational, as British Columbia beat the HSAA team 31-5.
It seemed as if BC had an extra spring in their step. They were quicker to the loose balls on the restart, they were physical in contact, and figured out what the referee needed in the breakdown.
The Bears scored two quick tries and really never looked back.
UBC 38 v Brock 0
BC 12 v Atlantis 7
UVic Claim First BC Title in Women's College Division; UBC Men in Saturday Final, BC Second in Boys Open, BC Second in Girls Open, Four Canadian Teams in Women's Elite QF
posted Feb 13 2015
Women's Elite 7s
There are three Canadian teams in the final 8, two American teams, Argentina, Netherlands and Japan.
8:40 AM QF Cup Aptoella Angels 24 v Atlantis 12 9:00 AM QF Cup Japan 1 v Maple Leafs(1) Win 9:20 AM QF Cup Argentina v EY Ladies (Netherlands) Win 9:40 AM QF Cup Maple Leafs(2) Win v Serevi Selects
Aptoella Angels v Maple Leafs(1) EY Ladies (Netherlands) v Maple Leafs(2)
Men's Elite 7s
There are no Canadian teams in the final four, both the Maple Leafs and Lionheart missed the semi-finals. The Maple Leafs lost to Germany (video below)
9:00 SF Cup Serevi Select 41 v Germany 0 9:20 SF Cup NE ODA 31 v USA Falcons 5
Women's College 7s
UVic won the championship, the only BC team so far to claim that honour with one day left in the tournament.
UVic 21 - Guelph 12
top row from left to right: Brittany Waters, Tiffany Picketts, Alanna Cryer, Jai Parhar, Sya Trafford, Caitlin Harvey Second Row left to right: Julia Folk, Stefani Hanson, Lauren Kerr, Kara Galbraith, Maddy Graham, Angela Thompson Bottom:Chelsea Palmen
Men's College 7s
UBC and Brock meet in the final, two Canadian teams. The final will be held in the main stadium on Saturday at 6:42pm, UBC are favourites to repeat as champions.
High School Girls Open 7s
Ontario won the final with room to spare, BC came second.
Ontario 31 - BCRU 0 (Cup Final)
High School Boys Open 7s
The BC U17 team came second to the American invitational side Atlantis. No score to report on that yet.
High School Elite 7s
They changed the name of this division to the U19 Elite so I guess you don't need to be in HS anymore. Not sure if the Canadian sides adapted to this change yet. The scores came in late but BC are in against Atlantis, both Ontario sides made it plus the Upright Academy side from Ontario. Utah look to have a strong side and tied BC in pool play, the Washington Loggers, neighbours to the south, look strong as well. One of the HSAA (All American) teams didn't make it, HSAA 1 are defending champs.
8:40 AM QF Cup HSAA(1) 46 v Rugby Ontario(2) 0 9:00 AM QF Cup Upright Rugby Rogues v Washington Loggers 9:20 AM QF Cup Utah 12 v Rugby Ontario(1) 34 9:40 AM QF Cup BCRU 26 v Atlantis 0
Day 2 Cup QF Matchups in Men's Elite, Men's College, Women's Open, High School Girls, High School Boys
posted Feb 13 2015
Men’s Elite 7's
The surprise in this group so far have to be the German side @DRVRugby, they defeated both Canadian elite sides, Lionheart and the Rugby Canada Maple Leafs. Of the four teams that made the semi-finals, two are American academy teams (Serevi, Northeast ODA), one is the official American development side (Falcons) and then the German side.
8:00 AM QF Cup Serevi Select 36 v Elite Select 1 (Tiger Rugby) 0 8:20 AM QF Cup Maple Leaf 0 v Germany 15 8:40 AM QF Cup Northeast ODA 19 v Elite Select 2 (Tiger Rugby) 14 9:00 AM QF Cup USA Falcons 14 v France Development 12
Men's College 7's
8:00 AM Cup QF Univ. of Texas v Regis 8:20 AM Cup QF Brock Badgers v Bermuda 8:40 AM Cup QF Univ. of Regina v Duke Univ. 9:00 AM Cup QF British Columbia 59 v Ithaca 0
Women's Open 7s
9:20 AM Cup QF Pterrodacklys Neon v Atlantis 9:40 AM Cup QF Toa Rebels v Scion Sirens 10:00 AM Cup QF Arongatahi v Alcholhooligans 10:20 AM Cup QF BCRU 24 v Angels 5
High School Girl 7s
9:20 AM Cup QF Rugby Ontario v Rugby Ontario 2 9:40 AM Cup QF Atlantis A v Toronto Rugby 10:00 AM Cup QF BCRU v Edmonton Green 10:20 AM Cup QF Upright Rogues v Rugby Oregon Red Hawks
High School Boys 7s
8:00 AM Cup QF Atlantis v South Side Irish - 8:20 AM Cup QF Littleton Eagles v Tennessee Tri Star Blue - 8:40 AM Cup QF View Park prep v Utah Lions - 9:00 AM Cup QF BCRU 17 v Capilano Black 12
Day 1 Updates Undefeated Teams Include BC U17 Boys, BC U23 Women, BC U18 Girls, Maple Leafs, Serevi, Falcons, UBC Men and Women
posted Feb 12 2015
Getting results from the LVI is always a bit hit and miss. The official site is virtually useless for providing timely results, they usually update them all late in the evening or next day. BC Rugby and Rugby Ontario do a credible job providing scores for their teams. Serevi as usual is the King, not only on the field but in reporting results for their teams through Twitter. Upright Rugby provided some results from their squads. Lionheart 7s the same.
ThisisAmericanRugby.com did a good job on the Elite men's results. @UBCRugbyAlumni cover the UBC teams well. There is an app called Real Time Rugby but I gave up after 5 minutes of entering information about favourite teams, etc and never got to actually finding any results.
So a brief summary, in the Men's Elite Serevi the defending champs look on target to make the final again. The Maple Leafs are 3-0 but haven't played any of the top teams yet. The USA Falcons are looking strong and are 3-0 as well. It wouldn't be surprising if the champion comes out of that group of three.
The Boys High School Elite (BCRU U18), the Boys U16 and the Women's Elite divisions start Friday.
The BCRU U17 Boys look strong in the High School Open division going 3-0 and not giving up any points. The BC U23 Women are also undefeated as are the U18 Girls in the Open division.
In the men's College division UBC look on track to defend their title, especially with rivals UVic in Germany. It's still too early to tell in the women's College division without the other scores.
UBC Results (from Twitter)
Men UBC 38 - Duke 0 UBC 28 - Brock 5 UBC 62 - Regis 0
6. Pittsburgh Pandemonium Pandas 7. USAF 7’s 8. Black Dragon Rugby 9. Beverly Hills Rugby Club 10. Beverly Hills Rugby Club Brothers 11. Jackson Hole Moose 12. Selects 3 13. Beaverlodge Lumberjacks 14. Brock Old Badgers 15. College of Idaho 16. Rexburg Yetis
Women's Open 7s
1. Rock Women 2. Utah Vipers Women 3. Arongatahi 4. Alcohooligans 5. NMSU Lady Chilies 6. BCRU
Jessica Harvey- SFU - Brampton, ON
Chelsea Fowler- Abbotsford- Mission BC
Mackenzie Fowler- Abbotsford – Mission, BC
Allie White - Velox – Victoria, BC
Courtney Sims - Velox – Vancouver, BC
Cherisse Du Preez - Velox – Durban, South Africa
Demi Stamatakis - SFU – Vancouver, BC
Madelaine Thomsen - UBCO – Calgary, AB
Nenegh McCulloch - Cowichan – Duncan, BC
Karly Reum - SFU – Surrey, BC
Gurpreet Dhaliwal - UVIC – Abbotsford, BC
Kate Parkinson - Velox – Vancouver, BC
7. Stars Open Red 8. Toa Rebels 9. Pterrordactyls Neon 10. Pterrordactyls Glow in the Dark 11. Scion Sirens Open 12. Beaverlodge Lumberjacks 13. Atlantis 14. The Valkyries 15. Utah State Univ. 16. Angels
The BCRU just provided a combined roster for the Girls U18. The BCRU have teams entered in the Girls Elite and Open divisions.
U18 Girls combined rosters
Name School Club Ciel Arbour-Boehme Brentwood Cowichan Tanika Bonneville Elgin Park Bayside Zoe DeFaveri Windsor Capilano Kristine Osachuk Carihi Secondary Comox Kickers Autumn Garrett Robert Bateman Abbotsford Hannah Morten Cowichan Cowichan Mackenzie Carson Yale Abbotsford Lauren Sargent G.P. Vanier Comox Kickers Madi Gold G.P. Vanier Comox Kickers Katrina Moorthy Langley Fine Arts Abbotsford McKenzie Saysell Ladysmith No Club Sophia Belsher Bateman Abbotsford Danika Elias Sardis Abbotsford Nakisa Levale Abbotford Senior Abbotsford Morgan Walker Robert Bateman Abbotsford Cassie Baldo Earl Marriott Abbotsford Lia Colasacco Earl Marriott Bayside Sofie Kennedy Stelly's Castaway Sophie DeGoede Oak Bay Castaway McKenna Haz Brentwood Cowichan Denise Roy Brentwood Cowichan Shaye Tudor Claremont Sec Castaway Avishag Sharabi Brentwood No Club Mariah Fontana Cowichan No Club