Cowichan women fall to Premiership’s top side

The Cowichan Rugby Football Club’s senior women’s team took on Westshore in Langford last Saturday.

The Cowichan Rugby Football Club’s senior women’s team took on Westshore in Langford last Saturday, and found out quicklyjust why Westshore is the top team in the B.C. Women’s Premiership.

Cowichan managed to hang in through the first 40 minutes, and trailed by a reasonable 22-7 margin at halftime. At the end ofthe match, however, it was 64-7 in Westshore’s favour.

“In the last 20 minutes, Westshore amped it up,” said Cowichan forward Sherry Spence, who shard Player of the Game honourswith back Rebecca Kerswell. “You can’t take away the fact that Westshore is a talented squad, but at the end of the game,everyone was pretty disappointed.”

National team sister duo Laura and Kelly Russell did all the scoring for Cowichan, doing a give-and-go down the sideline thatLaura dotted down and Kelly converted.

The Cowichan players are ready to make sure things are different next time they play Westshore.

“We know what they have and we will build for a home rematch on March 18,” Spence said.

The team is away to North Vancouver this Saturday to face Capilano, with whom Cowichan is currently tied in the Premiership standings.