CanWest Women's XVs - 2021

September 21 2021


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UBC Thunderbirds Defeat UVic Vikes in Opening Round of CanWest XVs: UBC Ranked 5th Nationally



The CanWest season kicked off last weekend with UBC defeating UVic 31-15 and Lethbridge clobbering Alberta 53-7. The win earned UBC a 5th place national ranking while Lethbridge are ranked 8th. The two top teams from CanWest will attend the nationals in Ontario in November.

This weekend sees Alberta tour BC, taking on UBC on Thursday and UVic on Sunday. Lethbridge will visit Calgary.

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from BC Rugbby

UBC Thunderbirds began their defense of the Canada West Championship in style with a battling win over provincial rivals UVic Vikes.

The Thunderbirds secured a 31-15 at Wallace Field in Victoria, with veteran Madison Gold and first-year Florence Symonds (2) both crossing over for the visitors. Savannah Bauder converted three times as the Thunderbirds move to 1-0 in the regular season.

The Vikes’ tries came from Krista Scurfield and Gabrielle Senft, with Kira Peary adding five points from the boot.

Symonds’ starring performance earned her Canada West Rugby Player of the Week, plus Athlete of the Week status from the UBC Thunderbird Athlete Council. Congratulations, Florence!

The Thunderbirds return to UBC for their home opener on Thursday, September 23 as they host University of Alberta Pandas at Arthur Lord Field. Play starts at 4pm PST.

The Pandas will be looking to bounce back from an opening week defeat, after they went down 53-7 to Lethbridge.

Friday’s fixture sees Lethbridge travel to Calgary, before Alberta travels to Victoria to face 2019 bronze medalists UVic Vikes on Sunday, September 26 (11:30am PST).

For all schedules and standings, visit the Canada West website.



CanWest Kicks Off This Weekend with UBC @ UVIC and Alberta @ Lethbridge: UBC & UVic Rosters Added



[ed. the UBC @ UVic match on Sept 19th is 1pm not 11:30am as reported by CanWest]

The CanWest University Women's XVs schedule kicks off this weekend with two matches. Only one match shows up on the CanWest TV streaming schedule for the season, that's this weekend's Alberta @ Lethbridge match.

The regular season runs until October 23 then the playoffs take place October 28-31 in a top four tournament in Calgary. The top two teams from that tournament attend the nationals November 11-14 in Kingston.

In 2019 (2020 cancelled due to Covid) UBC and Calgary represented CanWest at the nationals. Both teams went 0-2 and didn't make it to the next round. Laval won the title, Queen's were 2nd, Ottawa 3rd and Guelph 4th.

UBC Roster

1 Mikiela Nelson
2 Jordan McLeod
3 Tess Woldring
4 Rori Wood
5 Kendra Roberts
6 Rachel Smith
7 Emily Baker
8 Emma Feldinger
9 Alayna Scramstad
10 Savannah Bauder
11 Piper Logan
12 Shoshanah Seumanutafa
13 Madison Gold
14 Florence Symonds
15 Kally King
16 Heather Ritchie
17 Nicole Simoneau
18 Emma Derraugh
19 Dylan Kipp
20 Olivia Sarabura
21 Mia Bullock
22 Sadie Gluvic
23 Marni Giebelhaus

UVic Roster

1 Ada Okonkwo
2 Emerald Maze
3 Zoe Williams
4 Faith Tilley
5 Zoe Goodwin Sutton
6 Madison Jumeau
7 Tayler Bailey
8 Gabby Senft
9 Kira Peary
10 Alexie Pusch
11 Larah Wright
12 Sara Kaljuvee
13 Beth Cudmore
14 Sydney Burchnall
15 Maelle Reed
16 Chloe Hill Huse
17 Soleil Brooks
18 Katie Elsner
19 Avery Champion
20 Marina Skakun
21 Mariam Ibrahim
22 McKenzie Pusch
23 Summer Blackmore
24 Krissy Scurfield
25 Kaleigh Bellows

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