Despite missing one of their biggest contributors, Cowichan’s senior women’s rugby team still managed a badly needed win last Saturday, just their second since joining the Premier League.
The 34-8 win over Bayside came with bonus points, and moved Cowichan into sixth place in the nine-team Premiership, and came without national team player Laura Russell in the lineup.
“We dominated the scrums, which was good because our hands were not on target,” Cowichan captain Sherry Spence said.
When the passing game was working, Cowichan managed to feed the ball to fullback Carolyn Gudmundseth for four tries and wing Rikki Wylie for two others. Quinn Battie slotted three converts.
Bayside’s points came on a try after a penalty in the second half, and a penalty kick at the end of the game.
Spence and Gudmundseth were named Cowichan’s players of the game.
Cowichan is away this weekend, visiting Westshore with a 10:30 a.m. start.