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Women’s rugby battle ends in a tie

The suspense mounts for Cowichan
The suspense mounts for Cowichan's Sherry Spence, as she's confronted by Kayla Fenrick of Nanaimo.
— image credit: Andrew Leong

An already tough game was made even tougher for the Cowichan Rugby Club's women's team due to injury.

Cowichan faced arch-rival Nanaimo Saturday as part of a triple-header at the Herd Road Grounds in adverse weather conditions and still pulled out a 24-24 tie despite two injuries at the start of the game.

"So we played the game down a player for most of the game,'' noted Cowichan captain Sherry Spence. "Even though we ended up as a tie, playing down a player and ending in a tie, it's a win in our minds.

"Everyone played really hard, with a few players playing out of their preferred position.''

With the players doing the jobs required, it put the ball into the hands of speedster Carolyn Gudmundseth for three tries. Stacey Collison added the last try to tie the game and Michelle Moore kicked two converts.

Players of the game for Cowichan were Lauren Nutt and Brandi Van Eeuwen.

Cowichan won't be seeing Nanaimo again now until the finals if that match-up materializes. The next opponent for Cowichan is Ridge Meadows on the road Saturday.

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