Andy Watson

Courtney Goulet of White Rock, B.C., scored a trio of tries to lift the UVic Vikes women’s rugby team to a 65-3 win over Port Alberni’s senior women up Island on Saturday.

Vikes Randi Hunter of Abbotsford, B.C., and Sarah Logan of Bamfield, B.C., added two tries each in the win, with singles from Stefani Hanson of Courtenay, B.C., Kehla Guimond of Sidney, B.C., Jaiden Parhar of Calgary and Alanna Cryer of Calgary.

Cryer also booted five converts to finish with 15 points.

“I’m very happy,” said Vikes head coach Bruce Howe, in his first year as head coach of the women’s program. “We played up there against a good wind, we were too strong for them.

It was a good team effort.”

Howe was especially pleased with the scoring from his backs – something that normally comes from his forward players.

“We had good a running attack and lots of support play. They executed well,” Howe added. “It’s wins like this that build confidence. We’ve had a few losses but in games that were good development. I’m very happy considering we still have several players out with serious injury.”

The Vikes host Comox next Saturday Nov. 19 at 11:30 a.m. at Wallace Field.