Canada West Women's 7s Rugby

January 20 2019


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UBC Thunderbirds Win First of Three 7s Tournaments in the Canada West Rugby 7s Series: Next Tournament in Abbotsford at UFV Feb 2nd & 3rd



from UBC gothunderbirds.ca

The UBC Thunderbirds erased a seven-point deficit, battling back to get past the Lethbridge Pronghorns 19-12 in the Alberta Rugby 7s tournament, Sunday afternoon at the Dome at Foote Field.

Lethbridge led 12-5 after the first half, before UBC scored two converted tries in the second, including a score from Delaney Aikens in the final minute.

"It was a great win for us. Lethbridge had played great all weekend. They play with a lot of speed, it was a fantastic game." said UBC head coach Dean Murten. "I think we looked a little bit fitter towards the end. These teams are so close, there isn't much that separates us."

UBC cruised past Calgary 35-5 early on Sunday in their semifinal, while Lethbridge needed a heroic last-second convert to advance past Victoria 14-12 in the second semi.

"We had a bad year last year, going through a bit of a transition. So to get this first tournament win under our belt is huge." continued Murten. "This will really boost the energy of the girls. They know it's been worthwhile."

Victoria defeated Calgary 19-14 in the bronze medal match, scoring two tries in the final five minutes.

The host Alberta Pandas won both of their games on Sunday, including a 29-7 win over UFV to finish fifth for a second-consecutive season. The Regina Cougars earned their first win of the tournament in the seventh-place match, knocking off Thompson Rivers 51-0.

The Canada West Rugby 7s Series will now head to Abbotsford, B.C. February 2nd and 3rd, as the Fraser Valley Cascades host the second of three tournaments this season.

Round 4

Consolation Semifinal #1: Regina Cougars (0) vs Fraser Valley Cascades (33)

Scoring summary:

REG: 0-0: 0
UFV: 14-19:33

UFV try – #8 Shalaya Valenzuela (#2 Mackenzie Fowler Convert) – 7-0
UFV try – #14 Sophia Belsher (#2 Mackenzie Fowler Convert) – 14-0

Half

UFV try – #11 Melissa Jongedijk (Convert missed) – 19-0
UFV try – #11 Melissa Jongedijk (#2 Mackenzie Fowler Convert) – 26-0
UFV try – #4 Elyssa Chalmers (#2 Mackenzie Fowler Convert) – 33-0

Consolation Semifinal #2: Alberta Pandas (64) vs Thompson Rivers WolfPack (0)

Scoring summary:

ALB: 28-36: 64
TRU: 0-0: 0

ALB try – #1 Ali Wicklum (#1 Ali Wicklum Convert) – 7-0
ALB try – #15 Savannah Dubien (#1 Ali Wicklum Convert) – 14-0
ALB try – #1 Ali Wicklum (#1 Ali Wicklum Convert) – 21-0
ALB try – #8 Courtney Holtkamp (#1 Ali Wicklum Convert) – 28-0

Half

ALB try – #14 Lora Lee (Convert missed) – 33-0
ALB try – #11 Cara Park (#11 Cara Park Convert) – 40-0
ALB try – #21 Zoe Melnychuk (#11 Cara Park Convert) – 47-0
ALB try – #21 Zoe Melnychuk (Convert missed) – 52-0
ALB try – #12 Amara Allarie (Convert missed) – 57-0
ALB try – #21 Zoe Melnychuk (#11 Cara Park Convert) – 64-0

Semifinal #1: Lethbridge Pronghorns (14) vs Victoria Vikes (12)

Scoring summary:

LET: 7-7: 14
VIC: 5-7: 12

LET try – #7 Hailey Driscoll (#5 Caitlin Sears Convert) – 7-0
VIC try – #10 Paige Farries (Convert missed) – 7-5

Half

VIC try – #6 Emily Belchos (#6 Emily Belchos Convert) – 12-7
LET try – #7 Hailey Driscoll (#5 Caitlin Sears Convert) – 14-12

Semifinal #2: UBC Thunderbirds (35) vs Calgary Dinos (5)

Scoring summary:

UBC: 21-14: 35
CGY: 0-5: 5

UBC try – #5 Shoshanah Seumanutafa (#5 Shoshanah Seumanutafa Convert) – 7-0
UBC try – #7 Kally King (#5 Shoshanah Seumanutafa Convert) – 14-0
UBC penalty try – #6 Kaitlyn Cumming (Automatic Covert) – 21-0

Half

UBC try – #4 Delaney Aikens (#5 Shoshanah Seumanutafa Convert) – 28-0
CGY try - #11 Charity Corcilles-Herring (Convert missed) – 28-5
UBC try – #8 Emma Feldinger (#5 Shoshanah Seumanutafa Convert) – 35-5

Round 5

Seventh Place Match: Regina Cougars (51) vs Thompson Rivers WolfPack (0)

Scoring summary:

REG: 31-20: 51
TRU: 0-0: 0

REG try – #10 Zoey Bourgeois (#2 Holly Robinson Convert) – 7-0
REG try – #2 Holly Robinson (#2 Holly Robinson Convert) – 14-0
REG try – #9 Inaya Haque (Convert missed) – 19-0
REG try – #6 Lane Mychalchuk (Convert missed) – 24-0
REG try – #10 Zoey Bourgeois (#2 Holly Robinson Convert) – 31-0

Half

REG try – #14 Jordan Eberle (Convert missed) – 36-0
REG try – #14 Jordan Eberle (Convert missed) – 41-0
REG try – #10 Zoey Bourgeois (Convert missed) – 46-0
REG try – #6 Lane Mychalchuk (Convert missed) – 51-0

Fifth Place Match: Alberta Pandas (29) vs Fraser Valley Cascades (7)

Scoring summary:

UFV: 0-7: 7
ALB: 17-12: 29

ALB try – #15 Savannah Dubien (#1 Ali Wicklum Convert) – 7-0
ALB try – #15 Savannah Dubien (Convert Missed) – 12-0
ALB try – #15 Savannah Dubien (Convert Missed) – 17-0

Half

ALB try – #10 Heidi Farley (Convert Missed) – 22-0
ALB try – #5 Isabelle McGowan (#11 Cara Park Convert) – 29-0
UFV try – #14 Sophia Belsher (#2 Mackenzie Fowler Convert) – 29-7

Third Place Match: Calgary Dinos (14) vs Victoria Vikes (19)

Scoring summary:

CGY: 14-0: 14
VIC: 5-14: 19

CGY try – #22 Berlyn Seselja (#15 Elysa Sandron Convert) – 7-0
VIC try – #3 Chanelle Edwards-Challenger (Convert missed) – 7-5
CGY try – #7 Caralyn Cafaro (#15 Elysa Sandron Convert Convert) – 14-5

Half

VIC try – #3 Chanelle Edwards-Challenger (# 4 Brooke Bazian Convert) – 14-12
VIC try – #2 Renee Gonzalez (# 4 Brooke Bazian Convert) – 19-14

First Place Match: Lethbridge Pronghorns (12) vs UBC Thunderbirds (19)

Scoring summary:

LET: 12-0: 12
UBC: 5-14: 19

UBC try – #7 Kally King (Convert missed) – 5-0
LET try – #2 Carolyn Mckee (Convert missed) – 5-5
LET try – #6 Genna Driscoll (#5 Caitlin Sears Convert) – 12-5

Half

UBC try – #2 Nicole Mallow (#5 Shoshanah Seumanutafa Convert) – 12-12
UBC try – #4 Delaney Aikens (#5 Shoshanah Seumanutafa Convert) – 19-12
 
Final Tournament standings

POS TEAM WINS LOSSES TIES
1st UBC 5 0 0
2nd LET 4 1 0
3rd VIC 3 2 0
4th CGY 2 3 0
5th ALB 3 2 0
6th UFV 2 3 0
7th REG 1 4 0
8th TRU 0 5 0

Overall series standings
 
TEAM PTS
UBC 15
LET 12
VIC 10
CGY 8
ALB 6
UFV 4
REG 2
TRU 1

About the Canada West Women's Rugby Sevens Series:

2019 marks the third season of the Canada West Women's Rugby Sevens Series, which has been made possible thanks to Canada West's partnership with B2ten and Rugby Canada.

Through their joint support, B2ten and Rugby Canada are committed to helping Canadian female athletes pursue their athletic careers, including an opportunity to progress to the national team.

The Canada West Women's Rugby Sevens Series champion will be crowned February 25 at the University of Victoria, as determined by cumulative series points.

2019 Canada West Women's Rugby Sevens Series tournament dates: University of Alberta (Jan. 19/20), University of the Fraser Valley (Feb. 2/3) and the University of British Columbia (March 2/3).

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