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Girls’ scoring snowballs

Olivia Thoen of Alberni wraps herself around Cowichan’s Darien Hobday to try and slow her down. - Andrew Leong
Olivia Thoen of Alberni wraps herself around Cowichan’s Darien Hobday to try and slow her down.
— image credit: Andrew Leong

The McGeachy girls’ rugby tournament was cancelled due to the weather, but host Cowichan players shoveled the snow off the field and still managed to play games Friday against Alberni.

Cowichan’s powerhouse squad won the A game handily 56-0, as Sara Lowes led the way with five tries. Darien Hobday (2), Adrienne Saari, Shania Pronk and Gillian Torok-Both also scored tries. Alison Franks kicked three conversions.

Cowichan also won the  B game 21-0. Emily Lindsay had a try and two conversions while Denise Roy scored two tries and Maddie Pirie added a conversion.

“It was a good first game for us — shake off some rust and get adjusted to live contact and not just practice work with bags,’’ noted Cowichan coach Brad Skene. “I was impressed by the seniors’ ability to put in place our game plan while the juniors’ defence and tackling was better than expected.’’

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