With the shutout of the Meralomas on Saturday in Vancouver the Heat complete the fall schedule with a perfect record of 6-0 in BC Div 1 Rugby
Connaught Park, Vancouver, BC
HEAT SCORING SUMMARY:
Tries: Kate Smith (2), Kelsey Wuerstil (2), Jaqueline Dubreuil (1).
Cons: Chloe Worrall (3).
VANCOUVER, B.C. – Coming into Saturday's showdown the Meraloma's rugby club fielded a 3-1 record and could have pulled even at the end of the year but would first have to beat the unbeaten UBC Okanagan Heat women's rugby team. In Vancouver's Connaught Park on Saturday the Heat erased all doubt as to who was the top of the table after the fall schedule wraps up as they go a perfect 6-0 after toppling the Meraloma's 31-0.
With their sixth win in a row UBC Okanagan will will the division with a perfect 6-0 record. The rest of the league will be decided after next weeks games, the final weekend of play is a bye for the Heat.
"Although, the Heat team dominated the play in the first half, it was not until the 15 minute mark that the Heat got on the scoreboard," remarked the head coach of the undefeatted women's rugby team, Rob O'Brien
Kate Smith would once again use her exception speed to break out and score the games first try, Kelsey Wuerstl added a second try later in the half that was converted by Chloe Worrall to bring the score to 12-0 at the break.
"Jacqueline Dubreuil who dominated the play the entire game," said O'Brien on his veteran forward. Dubreuil scored her try in the second half to complment Wuerstl and Smith who would both notch tries in after the break. Chloe Worrall converted two of these three tries to bring the final score to 31 - 0.
The undefeated UBC Okanagan squad finish's as league champions as their 15s season comes to a close, the Heat rugby will begin in the new year but will train and play sevens in preparation for the CIS National sevens championships in March.
BC Division 1 Rugby - Heat Schedule and Results
|Sat Oct 18||12:00 PM||United Rugby Club||Kelowna||W 27-20|
|Sat Oct 25||12:00 PM||Cowichan||Kelowna||W 36-17|
|Sat Nov 1||11:30 AM||Kamloops||Kelowna||W 23-17|
|Sat Nov 8||11:30 AM||Ridge Meadows||Maple Ridge, BC||W 20-0*|
|Sat Nov 16||11:30 AM||Nanaimo||Nanaimo, BC||W 55-10|
|Sat Nov 22||11:30 AM||Meralomas||Vancouver, BC||W 31-0|
* Win by forfeit score is an auto 20-0.
~ With notes from Rob O’Brien (UBC Okanagan Heat women’s rugby coach)