Lancers lastest victims of indomitable Ashbury Colts side
By Fred Sherwin
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
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
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.
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.
first half was all Colts as the more experienced side
took advantage of the Lancers' inexperience to run up
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
Lancers' lone try was scored by Madi Shelley off a missed
kick by Alyssa Mainwood.
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.
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
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."
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.
8 a.m., May 15)
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