Rugby 7’s: the onslaught rolls on

by | Oct 11, 2017 | Sports

Jahnelle Simpson
Sports Reporter

Humber’s women’s Rugby 7’s went into Saturday’s action at Fletcher’s Field as the overwhelming favourite.

Not surprising, and it showed as the Hawks obliterated Mohawk, Fleming and Algonquin, winning all three games with a combined score of 93-22 as their winning streak reached 17 games.

Now 9-0 on the season, the Hawks had little trouble in smashing Mohawk 44 to nil in the opening game of the triple header.

Third-year back Christina Branch was more than happy with the result, as she gave the Mountaineers fits in scoring three tries.

“I’m happy the team is still undefeated and I think we played well,” Branch said.

That was being modest.

The offense all chipped in with forward Emily Maclean, back Deandra Medford and rookie Hayley O’Donoghue each scoring a try.

Coach Dale Essue was pleased with the results from the season’s games versus Mohawk. They shut out the Mountaineers in two games by a staggering 80-0.

Fleming College was offered up next in the second game.

Sitting at 6-2, Fleming hadn’t played Humber all year. And put the Hawks them on the ropes by scoring 17 first-half points, leading at the half by 10.

After the half, it was all Humber, as they scored 21 points to take it 28-17.

Essue was content with the performance brought on by Humber, as back Cheyanne De Luca scored three times.

“The women faced some adversity falling behind on the score board early. But they showed their grit and experience and was able to pull off a come back to win,” Essue said.

Branch, who scored two converts against the Knights, is now only four away from establishing a new single season OCAA record.

Daniella Grant scored three times against Algonquin, with a 21-5 win rounding out the weekend triple-header.

The Hawks do not play again until Oct. 15, after the Thanksgiving break with four matches at Fleming College.