Tie as good as a victory for Cowichan senior women

The final score may have been 24-24, but the Cowichan Rugby Football Club’s senior women are treating last Saturday’s test against Nanaimo as a victory.

"This was a tough game, probably one of the toughest we will face this half, and we went into it knowing that," captain Sherry Spence said.

Cowichan suffered two injuries in the early going, and ended up playing short a player for most of the game.

"Even though we ended up as a tie, playing down a player and ending in a tie, is a win in our minds," Spence added.

Players had to shift around to cover for the absences, but didn’t let that affect their level of play. "Everyone played really hard, with a few players playing out of their preferred positions," Spence said.

The Cowichan players were able to funnel the ball to Carolyn Gudmundseth for three tries, while Stacey Collison had one, and Michelle Moore kicked two conversions. Lauren Nutt and Brandi Van Eeuwen were named Players of the Game.

Unless they happen to meet in the playoffs, last Saturday’s game was the last between the Island rivals this season.

Cowichan will head to the Mainland this Saturday to play Ridge Meadows.