Rugby 7s National Championships Final Day

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Rugby 7s National Championships Final Day

By Cary Mellon on March 7, 2015

 (Photo by Monique Beaulieu)

Over 20 student athletes from UBC Okanagan competed at the national championships in Langford. (Photo by Monique Beaulieu)

Men’s Rugby 7s

Saturday, March 7 | Day 2 | Cup Elimination:

9:44 AM (M47) | Cup Quarter-final | Victoria Norseman (22) def. UBC Okanagan (7) | Westhills Stadium | Box
11:56 AM (M60) | Cup Consolation | Waterloo (19) def. UBC Okanagan (7) | Goudy turf field | Box
2:30 PM (M70) | 7th/8th Playoff | Humber (23) def. UBC Okanagan (0) | Westhills Stadium | Box

LANGFORD, B.C. – Following an impressive run to make the Cup Quarter-Finals on Day One of the national championships, the UBC Okanagan Heat men’s sevens rugby squad fought their way to a top-eight finish after going 0-3 against quality teams in Victoria, Waterloo, and Humber College.

First order of business for the Heat was familiar foe Victoria, whom they had bested a day prior. The Vikes got on the board first, however, 5-0 into the halftime whistle. The second half held the action between the two school, but unfortunately for the Heat their opponents were better able to find the endline. Dan Haynes would score the team’s lone try and Grady Krohman converted to end the game 22-7 in favour of Victoria.

Ready to storm back with a vengeance, UBC Okanagan drew first blood against Waterloo, the team’s second date of the day, as Dom Haynes set up Trevor Yip for a 67 yard try and Grady converted the kick for an early 7-0 lead. They enjoyed a 7-5 lead into the half, but Waterloo swung things around entirely in the second, as they managed a 19-7 victory over the Heat in the Cup consolation round.

Playing now in the 7th/8th bracket, the Heat would leave it all out on the pitch against Humber College. The Haynes brothers put on their best performances, but the Heat would wind up too empty-handed against a talented and hungry Humber squad. A series of injuries from previous matches saw team manager Liam Grogan dress to play, but he and Sam Carroll would also be forced to bow out, leaving the Okanagan team five on seven with the Hawks, who flew to a 23-0 shutout.

The day’s results net the Heat an eighth place finish in the Cup playoffs.

UBC Okanagan men’s rugby will return to action for 15s competition next fall. Check back at goheat.ca for updated schedules as they become available.

Canadianuniversity7s.com | Rugbycanada.tv Full standings | Photos | Day 1

PLAYER NAME # P GP TR DG PK C TOT TK MTK DB YC RC
1 Sam Carroll 6 2 0 0 0 10 0 0 0 0 0
2 Peter Alexander 5 2 0 0 0 10 0 0 0 0 0
3 Grady Krohman 6 1 0 0 2 9 0 0 0 0 0
4 Jedidiah Anderson 6 1 0 0 1 7 0 0 0 0 0
5 Colin Stonier 4 1 0 0 1 7 0 0 0 0 0
6 Dan Haynes 6 1 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 0
7 Sam Overton 6 1 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 0
8 Trevor Yip 6 1 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 0
9 Steve Tostenson 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10 Liam Grogan 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
11 Cole Mosychuk 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
12 Antun Peko Bosnjak 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
13 Tim Coles 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
14 Dom Haynes 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
15 Drew Kennedy 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TEAM TOTALS 10 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0
LEGEND FOR STATISTICAL ABBREVIATIONS
# = JERSEY NUMBER
P = POSITION
GP = GAMES PLAYED
TR = TRIES (5 points)
DG = DROP GOALS (3 points)
PK = PENALTY KICKS (3 points)
C = CONVERSIONS (2 points)
TK = TACKLES
MTK = MISSED TACKLES
DB = DROPPED BALLS
YC = YELLOW CARDS
RC = RED CARDS

Women’s Rugby 7s

Saturday, March 7 | Day 2 | Bowl Play:
10:28 AM (M51) | York (26) def. UBC Okanagan (19) | Westhills Stadium | Box
12:40 PM (M63) | Queens (38) def. UBC Okanagan (14) | Westhills Stadium | Box

LANGFORD, B.C. – The UBC Okanagan Heat women’s rugby squad played for the Bowl on the second day of their national sevens tournament, but ultimately came just short of York and Queens to be eliminated from contention.

First up was York, and the majority of the match’s action would take place in the first half. Aniko Hawthorn set the pace early with a hard hit to cause a knock on that prevented a try from York. However, the latter would get on the board first and take a sizeable lead before Emma Graham took advantage off of a penalty to surge through a gap for the team’s first try across three-quarters of the field. Chloe Worrall converted the kick and it was 19-7 heading into half.

Out of the half Graham would punch through for a second try, and Worrall again kicked a smooth conversion to cut the lead to five. However, York managed to stymie the Heat’s momentum and build another lead, and a try from the Heat’s Kate Smith ended the match 26-19 in favour of York.

Queens would prove to be the Heat’s most resilient and aggressive opponent of the weekend. The Okanagan team was more often than not forced on the backpedal to play defense against a very aggressive opposition that soared to a 26-0 lead into half.

In the second half Maddie Reeves finally broke through on the offense for the Heat’s first try and Worrall earned her third conversion of the day. Smith would be set up by Hawthorn for a big run for the try and Worrall notched conversion number four. Queens would pull away to a 38-14 victory.

The UBC Okanagan Heat women’s rugby team concludes their 2014-15 tour, and will return to 15s action next fall. Check back at goheat.ca for updated schedules as they become available.

Canadianuniversity7s.com | Rugbycanada.tv | Full standings | Photos | Day 1

PLAYER NAME # P GP TR DG PK C TOT TK MTK DB YC RC
1 Emma Graham 5 2 0 0 0 10 0 0 0 0 0
2 Chloe Worrall 5 0 0 0 4 8 0 0 0 0 0
3 Aniko Hawthorn 5 1 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 0
4 Aliyah Rodominski 5 1 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 0
5 Kate Smith 5 1 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 0
6 Danielle Fearns 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7 Hayley Fiebelkorn 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8 Lauren Klassen 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9 Jordan Pittman 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10 Madeleine Reeves 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
11 Madelaine Thomsen 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
12 Peng Wen Kuo 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TEAM TOTALS 5 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0
LEGEND FOR STATISTICAL ABBREVIATIONS
# = JERSEY NUMBER
P = POSITION
GP = GAMES PLAYED
TR = TRIES (5 points)
DG = DROP GOALS (3 points)
PK = PENALTY KICKS (3 points)
C = CONVERSIONS (2 points)
TK = TACKLES
MTK = MISSED TACKLES
DB = DROPPED BALLS
YC = YELLOW CARDS
RC = RED CARDS

  Men’s Heat 7s Roster:

  Women’s Heat 7s Roster:

 Name Hometown   Name Hometown 
Peter Alexander West Vancouver, BC Danielle Fearns Surrey, BC
Jedidiah Anderson North Vancouver, BC Hayley Fiebelkorn Salmon Arm, BC
Samuel Carroll Merritt, BC Emma Graham Merritt, BC
Timothy Coles Calgary, AB Aniko Hawthorn Kelowna, BC
Liam Grogan Kelowna, BC Lauren Klassen Langley, BC
Daniel Haynes Southwell, UK Peng Wen Kuo Coquitlam, BC
Dominic Haynes Kelowna, BC Jordan  Pittman Calgary, AB
Andrew Kennedy North Vancouver, BC Madeleine Reeves Calgary, AB
Grady Krohman West Vancouver, BC Aliyah Rodominski Merritt, BC
Samuel Overton Windsor, ON Katherine Smith Abbotsford, BC
Antun Peko Vancouver, BC Madelaine Thomsen Windermere, BC
Colin Stonier Surrey, BC Chloe Worrall West Kelowna, BC
Steven Tostenson Kelowna, BC
Trevor Yip North Vancouver, BC

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