Corey Clayton Lobo
The Humber women’s rugby champs are back on the field for their 2017 season, ready to defend their champion title.
After dominating the Women’s rugby 7’s season last year the returning champs were eager to show their opponents they were as strong as ever.
“The goal is to get back to the finals and potentially win it again,” said Humber head coach Dale Essue. “Our experience and that winning attitude we’ve developed over the years. If you work hard, you will outwork someone that’s more talented than you.”
The former OCAA champs opened their season on Saturday at the Brampton Rugby Club which featured three games against Mohawk, Conestoga, and St. Lawrence.
The hawks won all three games in convincing fashion beating Mohawk 36-0, then taking on Conestoga leading to a 38-5 win before their final game where they demolished St. Lawrence 34-5.
Throughout the three games the lady hawks outscoring their opponents 108-10.
“We prepare for every team pretty much the same. We just expect that if we can play our systems right, and do the simple things well that we’ll be okay,” said St. Lawrence College head coach Kait Pasic. Christina Branch led the team with 38 points scored throughout the three games, which lead her to being named one of Humber’s top performing athletes of the week.
Humber, being the fan favourite to win the OCAA, looks like they haven’t missed a beat following last season’s outstanding performance.
They will continue their season and look for another stellar performance on when they face Seneca, Sheridan, and Loyalist, on Saturday Sept. 23 in Kingston.