The Heat have started the fall season 3-0 in BC Div 1 Rugby after dropping Kamloops (23-17) on Saturday afternoon at the Parkinson Recreation Centre in Kelowna.
HEAT SCORING SUMMARY:
Trys: Jasmine Doll (1), Jacqueline Dubreuil (1), Leandro Carino (1), Kate Smith (1).
PK: Chloe Worrall (1).
KELOWNA, B.C. – The 2-0 Kamloops Rugby Club visited the 2-0 UBC Okanagan Heat Saturday afternoon with first place on the line for a women’s BC Rugby Union First Division contest. Kate Smith and Hayley Fiebelkorn each made huge game saving tackles, preventing Kamloops from getting the winner en route to a 23-17 victory.
With the six-point victory UBC Okanagan are in sole possession of first place with just three games left to play in the November schedule.
Kate Smith, in her first year on the team from Abbotsford, BC, made a tremendous run of about 60 yards weaving through Kamloops defenders early in the second half. Jaqueline Dubreuil also scored a tremendous try in the first half, punishing the Kamloops defenders on the way to place the ball down to finish the scoring for the Heat.
Scoring first for UBC Okanagan was the Heat’s outstanding prop, Jasmine Doll, who had a great run off a line-out and scored in the first few minutes of the game.
Kamloops came right back and answered with a try of their own to tie the game at 5.
Shortly after Chloe Worrall's converted penalty kick for three points Kamloops would once again answer, this time with a converted try to jump in front 12 – 8, until the last play in the first half when Leandra Carino fought through multiple tacklers to score a try and give UBC Okanagan a slim 13-12 lead at half.
The 3-0 UBC Okanagan squad will travel to Thomas Haney Secondary in Maple Ridge next Saturday to play the 0-2 Ridge Meadows Bruins Rugby Club squad at 11:30 a.m.
~ With notes from Rob O’Brien (UBC Okanagan Heat women’s rugby coach)