Win over Nanaimo caps undefeated women's rugby season

Carolyn Gudmundseth of Cowichan eludes the grasp of Sam Kreeger of Nanaimo in the last women
Carolyn Gudmundseth of Cowichan eludes the grasp of Sam Kreeger of Nanaimo in the last women's Division 1 regular season game on Saturday April 21 at the Cowichan Rugby Club.
— image credit: Andrew Leong

Defence, fitness and aggression launched Cowichan women's First Division XV to a 26-5 win against Nanaimo last weekend.

Cowichan remains undefeated this season and stands atop their division well clear of the other teams.

Nanaimo was on the board early for its one try. The balance of play changed quickly as Cowichan's Carolyn Gudmunseth scored with Caity Genereaux nailing the conversion. Gudmunseth and Genereaux racked up three tries and two conversions respectively during the course of the game.

Huge defence by Cowichan players like Jeannine Fong and Morgan Gregson tackled strongly.

In a series of six tackles Cowichan kept Nanaimo back and capitalized by spinning wide to Cassy Stevens who carried the ball in for a try.

Morgan Gregson and Alicia Buhr were back on the pitch for the game.

"Nanaimo had a stronger forwards pack, but it wasn't anything we haven't gone up against before," said Cowichan's Sherry Spence.

"We knew if we just stuck in they would get tired and we could dominate. That was what happened; we were fitter then them."

Cowichan is scheduled to play the B.C. semi-finals game at home against Abbotsford Saturday at 11:30 a.m.


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