Game Reports – September 15 & 16

1st Division Women & Men and Wayne Peace Game

Even though the sun was shining, the day started off not-so-bright for the Cowichan Piggies.  A mix of men’s and women’s team met to catch the bus at 9, but we didn’t even get to the end of Herd Road when we had to turn back.  The bus, though we were sure it was able to get us to Nanaimo, we were less confident it would actually stop there.  So that was the end of our first road trip.  Everyone jumped into cars and the women’s team were off to the races to get to the field in time for a warm up.

The game didn’t go any better With the Naniamo team coming out for blood after falling to us in the BC finals and the 50th. The Cowichan ladies took some big hits from the Hornets but kept on bouncing back, taking the ball into contact hard, and hard running, it was the Hornets that were able to exploit on our mistakes to put the points up. It was Kyla Pronk who ended up breaking the shut-out by getting 7 points for the women’s team in the second half (try and convert). The final score was 36-7! The ladies have some work to do before they take on Port Alberni at home this coming weekend!

The 1st Division Men did not fair much better.  Nanaimo was clearly up a for the day, taking the game 29-0.

In the “Wayne” game, the Cowichan ‘gentleman’ took the day.  Many fond memories and smiles were shared remembering our absent friend Wayne Peace.

U17s & U15 7-aside Tournament

The U17 & U15 boys teams participated in a 7’s tournament at Shawnigan Lake this Sunday.

The Cowichan U17’s went 3-0 with only three tries scored against.

Their first game was against Velox, which they won easily. Multiple offloads and excellent support led to several three on two and two on one situations.

In the second game Port Alberni came out strong. Luke Bradley had several good runs for the Sheep often with a few Piggies hanging off of him. Yet despite huge efforts by all players Port Alberni managed only one try late in the game.

The third game for Cowichan was vs Castaways, a team with a few experienced Sevens players. Again unflagging support helped Cowichan come out with a win.

Although most of Cowichan tries were scored by George Barton, Tyler Beselt,  Wesley Wong and Rhys Fowler it was the unrelenting support that all players provided that led Cowichan to victory.

Thanks to all Coaches, Managers, Referees, parents and especially Shawnigan Lake School for a great start to the season.

Our U15s lost all their games at the tournament; however, great improvement was shown through the day.  Although they were unable to score any tries in the first three games, they ended on a positive note scoring two tries in the last game.  Great perseverance and Piggie Pride was shown by all the boys.

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