Defence rules the day as Cowichan Piggies crush Kamloops

Cowichan handed Kamloops an 83-0 drubbing in women’s First Division rugby at Piggie Park last Saturday, but the match wasn’t as one-sided as it might appear, according to Cowichan captain Sherry Spence.

"This was a harder game then the score reflects," she said. "But credit to the Cowichan women’s team: our timing on passes was amazing, and there was amazing defence."

Kamloops managed to break through the Cowichan line just once, but their ball-carrier was tackled out of bounds before she could do any real damage. The visitors also got within five metres of the goal line on a few occasions, but couldn’t get past Cowichan’s defensive wall.

Carolyn Gudmundseth led Cowichan with five tries, while Laura Russell scored three times, and Michelle Moore had two tries to go along with three conversions. Rebecca Kerswell had a try and a conversion, while Annie Zurrer, Michelle Evans, Tanja Ness and Bristine Gibbons each scored once.

Gudmundseth and Russell shared Player of the Game honours.

Cowichan will be back at home this Saturday, hosting United at 11:30 a.m.