Seen here in a home game earlier this season, Carolyn Gudmundseth was the Back of the Match for the Piggies against Westshore last Saturday. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Seen here in a home game earlier this season, Carolyn Gudmundseth was the Back of the Match for the Piggies against Westshore last Saturday. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Cowichan Piggies adapt game to defeat Westshore in 10s

Accommodating opponents nothing new for Cowichan women’s team

The Cowichan Piggies don’t seem to have a problem adapting their game when necessary.

The First Division women’s rugby team once again faced a shorthanded opponent and agreed to play 10s to accommodate them, but made the best of the circumstances and defeated Westshore 40-27 at the Juan de Fuca fields last Saturday.

“They literally threw everything at us: youth, speed, experience, high performance, and size, but we stuck to our game and executed well and came out on top,” said Cowichan captain Sherry Spence, who was named her team’s Forward of the Match.

Back of the Match Carolyn Gudmundseth led the way with three tries, while Jenna Bugden had two tries and Nicole Wood scored one. Lauryn Bons accounted for 10 points, kicking five of six convert attempts.

The Cowichan women’s side will be off this weekend, returning to action on Nov. 20 with a home match against Castaway Wanderers at 1 p.m., followed by a men’s game at 2:30 p.m.

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