Women's Rugby Research Paper

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The Sheridan Bruins women’s rugby team (3-1 OCAA) tore up the turf this weekend at homecoming in their game against Mohawk College. The lady Bruins scored nine tries and two conversions in the 66 minutes of play on Oct. 3, defeating the Mountaineers 49-0.
This has been the lady Bruins most successful season since the women’s rugby program started four years ago. The progress was clear in their performance on Saturday.
“Our scrums looked good nice and low, our rucks were very aggressive, we stole a few of their rucks which means the girls were really getting low and driving well,” said head coach Tamara Dixon after the game. “We secured all of our lineouts, and all of our scrums as well, and the penalty count was very low.”
The lady bruins were the opener for homecoming this weekend and they certainly led the charge with their big win against the Mountaineers. With their third win this season they officially secured a playoff spot for the first time in Sheridan’s rugby history.
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It feels good to make some history today,” said Dixon.
The women played a near perfect game for a rowdy home crowd this weekend.
Carly Donaldson led the Bruins scoring two tries and two conversions for a total of 14 points. Khadeisha Thompson and Stormm Cerrelli both scored two tries each, followed by Storme Winn, Leah Avila and Jessica MacNeil each scoring a try of their own.
“It felt good to score in today’s game, it was hard fought for sure,” said Thompson. “Everybody played as a team, 15 as one rugby.”
The entire team was happy with the outcome at homecoming.
“We came out hard and ready to win. We worked on everything that we said we would at practice,” said Winn. “It felt good. Our goal now is to stay focused, keep up our work on defence and get the win at our next
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