Velox Defeats Vikes in Women’s Rugby

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By Jesse Olynyk, Vikes Communications
VICTORIA – A strong contingency of former Vikes was no match for the current youthful UVic side as the Velox Valkyries defeated the Vikes women’s rugby team 29-5 today, Feb. 11.

The Vikes have always had a rivalry with their neighbours at Velox. Lately, the competition between these two teams has taken on a new look as several familiar faces are now suiting up for the opposition. 

Most recently the Valkyries have acquired veterans Chelsey Minter and Jesse Olynyk, who have been off this season due to injury. Both Minter and Olynyk added tries for the Valkyries. Also getting on the board was recent Vike Amanda Campbell, who  tallied one try and one conversion for the Velox rivals.

Even though the end result was not favourable the young Vikes squad displayed great pressure and determination on defence. Their hard work to gain ground inch by inch was finally rewarded with a late try by Stefani Hanson (Courtenay, B.C.)

The UVic women have a bye next weekend but will return to regular season action on Feb. 25 at Wallace Field against the Bayside Sharks. 

Scorers for Uvic:

Stefani Hanson (1 try)

Scorers for Velox:

Chelsey Minter (1 try)

Marlene Donaldson (1 try)

Jesse Olynyk (1 try)

Sam Robb (1 try)

Amanda Campbell (1 try, 1 conversion)

Jane Cruttenden (1 conversion)

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Christian J. Stewart
Christian is a professional photographer and media professional based in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. Currently working as the Assistant General Manager for Victoria HarbourCats Baseball Club, a Senior Contributing Editor and photographer at Independent Sports News (ISN) and operating his own freelance photography and media/pr company.

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