Carolyn Gudmundseth hands off to Dani Robb during a recent Cowshore home game at Piggy Park. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Another big win for Cowshore women’s rugby team

Combined team rolls right over Castaways; biggest games coming up

Cowshore racked up another dominant win in First Division women’s rugby, defeating Castaway Wanderers 70-12 at Juan de Fuca on Saturday.

Head coach Marlene Donaldson took advantage of the largely one-way traffic to see what her players could do in unfamiliar roles.

“This game enabled us the opportunity to try players in a variety of positions and get a real sense of our depth of skills,” she said.

Carolyn Gudmundseth led the way with three tries, while Natasha Edwards scored twice and added two conversions. Other tries came from Tyson Beukeboom, Jenna Bugden, Hannah Morten, Dani Robb, Megan Lee, Katie Harms and Lindsay Manchin. Hannah McKevitt also slotted four conversions.

Halfway through the spring season, a deep and dedicated roster of 30 players from the Cowichan and Westshore rugby clubs is making it difficult for Donaldson to decide who gets playing time.

“Selections are getting harder and harder each week with attendance at practice increasing and performances in games improving,” the coach commented.

According to Donaldson, Cowshore’s three toughest games of the season are coming up next, beginning with a home date against Nanaimo on March 14 at 11:15 a.m., and followed by road matches with Meraloma and Burnaby.

“These games will be a true test of our abilities as a team,” the coach said.


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