Women’s rugby fall short at OUA semi-finals
The women’s rugby team faced the Queen’s Gaels for the OUA semi-finals on Oct. 20. The Warriors got the scoring started off in the third minute by Cambridge native, Natasha Vrablic. Only minutes later, the Gaels tied it up as a result of a try by Jordyn Rowntree.
From there, the Gaels never looked back. Queen’s Bronwyn Corrigan scored off of a try and added to the lead with a conversion kick.
Lauren McEwen was the next Gael to get onto the score board with a try in the 29th minute. Kayla Roote got a try of her own, while Corrigan went onto score another try as well as two conversion kicks in the first half. The Gaels went into halftime up 31-5. Sarah Pathak widened the gap in the 45th minute with another try for the Gaels.
Megan Colwell responded for the Warriors with a drop goal in the 56th minute. Stratford native, Renee Woodhouse kept the comeback effort going for Waterloo with a try four minutes later. Colwell then added two points with a conversion kick.
Woodhouse got Waterloo another try minutes later and Colwell followed with another conversion kick. Waterloo’s comeback came to a close in the 67th minute with Alexis Blair adding one more try for the Warriors.
The nine point margin was the closest the Warriors could get to a comeback. Despite a solid effort and strong second half, the Warriors fell to the Queen’s Gaels by a score of 36-27.