Cowichan rookie Mckenna Haz goes for a run with the ball, with teammate Nenagh McCulloch in support, during last Saturday’s tie against Meraloma at Piggie Park. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Cowichan rookie Mckenna Haz goes for a run with the ball, with teammate Nenagh McCulloch in support, during last Saturday’s tie against Meraloma at Piggie Park. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Cowichan First Division women draw even

Rugby team improving steadily

There were a lot of positive signs as Cowichan’s First Division women’s rugby team played to a 5-5 try against visiting Meraloma at Piggie Park last Saturday.

The team’s home opener was also their first proper match of the season as they defaulted against Comox the previous week, but still played a scrimmage to get some experience.

“The start up for this year is really being used as a learning curve for the young and new players on our team,” Cowichan forward Sherry Spence said.

Kaelyn Palmer scored for Cowichan in the second half against Meraloma, a Vancouver club that has fielded a strong women’s team for several years.

“We have shown huge growth over the last couple games,” Spence said. “It’s a long season and we are excited to grow as a team and over the next month really come together and get some wins.”

Cowichan will host Bayside from South Surrey on Oct. 14 as part of a doubleheader with the First Division men’s side.



kevin.rothbauer@cowichanvalleycitizen.com

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