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 Story and Photographs by Glenn Ivens – ISN

September 20,2012, Victoria, BC – The Velox Valkyries have been on a roll lately and Saturday’s matchup with the Cowichan RFC was a chance for a little redemption after a season opening 41-14 loss on September 8th. The Valkyries team is not the same one as a month and a half ago and they showed it downing Cowichan 66-0.

Saturday’s game showed just how far this team has come in a short period of time as they completely dominated in all facets of the game. 


Karen Battie had a strong game for the Valkyries scoring a pair of tries and laying out some big hits in Velox’s 66-0 win on Saturday. (photo by Glenn Ivens)

While the offensive side of the game has been highlighted in lopsided scores, Saturday was a game where the defensive side of the game really shone through. The Valkyries tacklers gave Cowichan little space to put any phases together and dealt some bone crunching hits through out the day.


Valkyries’ Monique Boag lead the offense with 3 tries and 3 conversions for 21 points in Saturday’s 66-0 win over Cowichan. (photo by Glenn Ivens)

Monique Boag lead all scorers with 21 points off 3 tries and 3 conversions, while Elissa Alarie also added 3 tries, Lynzi Anderson, Brittany Sims and Karen Battie finished the day with a pair of tries each to round out the scoring.

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Velox Valkyries’ Karen Battie breaks down the sidelines in Saturday’s match against the Cowichan RFC. The Valkyries took over top spot in the VIRU standings with a 66-0 win. (photo by Glenn ivens)

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Davine Burton of the Velox Valkyries breaks free from tackle during VIRU action against Cowichan RFC. (photo by Glenn Ivens)

For a team that was supposed to be rebuilding, after losing the majority of its starters from last season’s Championship team to both retirement and injury, the Valkyries look more like they have reloaded. Some key additions along with a focus on a well-rounded game plan has the Valkyries right back on top of the standings at 5-1.

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Lisa Battie takes on two Cowichan tacklers during Saturday’s VIRU game won by the Velox Valkyries 66-0. (photo by Glenn Ivens)

The Valkyries finish off the month of October with a trip to Nanaimo next Saturday to battle the 2nd place Hornets.