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Senior Girls Rugby
Lancers lastest victims of indomitable Ashbury Colts side
By Fred Sherwin
Orléans Online

The Sir Wilfrid Laurier Lancers and the Ashbury Colts battle for a throw-in during their senior girls Tier 1 matchup on Monday. Fred Sherwin/Photo


When the Sir Wilfrid Laurier Lancers senior girls rugby team boarded their bus for a game against the Ashbury Colts on Monday, they knew they would have their work cut out for them.

Not only were the Colts undefeated so far this season, having outscored their opponents 160-10, they also had the added incentive of wanting to avenge their loss to the Lancers in last year's semi-finals.

The result was a good old-fashioned drubbing. The Colts scord five tries in the first half to jump out to a 29-0 lead, They would score twice more in the second half before the Lancers finally got on the board with a try off a missed goal kick.

The first half was all Colts as the more experienced side took advantage of the Lancers' inexperience to run up the score.

Katrine Lightstone led the way for the Colts with three tries and Maddie Monahan, Emily Groper, Veronica Bleeker and Bianca Acland each added a single. Nicola Freislie kicked two converts.

The Lancers' lone try was scored by Madi Shelley off a missed kick by Alyssa Mainwood.

The Lancers loss combined with a St. Peter's win over Nepean on Monday means Sir Wil will have to face Ashbury again in the first round of the playoffs on Wednesday.

While Lancers head coach Ryan Hatfield is hoping for a different result, he knows his team will have to raise their level of play considerably to knock off the highly motivated Colts.

"We can take away a lot of positives from this game and if we eliminate the mental errors and the arm tackling we might have a chance," said Hatfield. "They're a very experienced side an theyre very talented."

The Knights will be taking on the Sacred Heart in Wednesday's other semi-final. The Huskies finished the season 4-1, with their only loss coming against Ashbury. St. Peter lost to Ashbury too, but they held them to a season low 22 points. The Colts scored 45 againt Sacred Heart, but unlike the Knights they managed to score a try.

(Posted 8 a.m., May 15)

 

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