Van Eeuwen leads way in rout of SFU

Brandi Van Eeuwen tied Carolyn Gudmundseth’s record for tries in a Cowichan Rugby Football Club women’s game.

Brandi Van Eeuwen runs in one of her record-tying seven tries during Cowichan’s 103-7 thrashing of SFU last Saturday.

Brandi Van Eeuwen runs in one of her record-tying seven tries during Cowichan’s 103-7 thrashing of SFU last Saturday.

Brandi Van Eeuwen tied Carolyn Gudmundseth’s record for tries in a Cowichan Rugby Football Club women’s game in leading her team to a huge win over Simon Fraser University last Saturday.

Van Eeuwen dotted the ball down seven times as Cowichan crushed SFU 103-7 in the Women’s Premiership test at Piggy Park.

The bonus-point win improved Cowichan’s season record to three wins, seven losses and one tie.

Also scoring in the rout were Angela Davies with three tries, Rebecca Kerswell with two, and Tyson Beukeboom,  Laura Russell, Ashley Smith, Rikki Wylie and Nenagh McCulloch with one each. Michelle Moore slotted nine converts.

SFU’s only points came on a penalty try after a high tackle in the five-metre zone.

Beukeboom and Kerswell were selected as players of the game.

A few days before the game with SFU, Valley product Van Eeuwen has been invited to attend a Rugby Canada senior women’s camp at Shawnigan Lake School on March 16-20 to identify players for the 2017 Women’s World Cup. Ontario imports Beukeboom and Russell were also invited to the camp.

The Cowichan women have this weekend off, but have a home date with Seattle booked for March 19.

 

Cowichan Valley Citizen