Cowichan’s women’s rugby team played its closest game since joining the B.C. Premier League in a 24-17 loss to Castaway Wanderers, the top team in the province’s top women’s circuit.
“We were happy with our result on Saturday,” team captain Sherry Spence said. “We were missing some backs that would have helped as CW is a very fast team. Fortunately, we had the stronger forward pack and we were able to keep it tight and power up the field with our forwards.”
Laura Russell, Carolyn Gudmundseth and team visitor Jess Belchos scored tries, and Brittney Brown slotted a conversion.
The Cowichan women will play a rematch against Castaways in Oak Bay this Saturday. The Cowichan men will open their spring season this weekend as well, on the road against the Port Alberni Black Sheep.