A game that was close until halftime took a turn for the worse for the Vikes when a yellow card and injuries put the team from Victoria under extended pressure according to Vikes head coach Doug Tate.
The Vikes defence managed to bend but not break until the final twenty minutes of the game when UBC found the space to run the ball in for multiple tries.
The loss not only saw UBC capture the prestigious Wightman Boot Trophy for the fourth year in a row but also started the Vikes 2017 B.C. Premier League campaign on a losing note.
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UVIC 7 7 14
UBC 20 31 51