Tale of the Weekend
VICTORIA – The Canada West regular season crown will be on the line this weekend when the UVic Vikes women’s rugby team hosts the Calgary Dinos at Wallace Field on Sunday, Oct. 15 at 11:30 a.m.
The game is played in memory of the late Jenny Vincent, a pioneer of women’s rugby who played an integral part in building both the Vikes and Dinos programs.
Coming into the game with a 3-0 record, the Vikes sit atop the Canada West standings and have earned the No. 4 ranking in the U SPORTS national top ten poll.
Calgary sits in second place at 2-0 and will play the UBC T-Birds on Friday, Oct. 13 before travelling to Victoria to take on the Vikes. The Dinos are the only other Canada West team ranked in the top 10, having earned the No. 6 ranking in the most recent polls.
The last time these teams met in 15’s action the Dinos came out on top 29-14 in the Canada West Championship game last season.
Last Time Out
Playing two weeks ago against the Letbridge Pronghorns, the Vikes used a 42 point first half to cruise to a 59-20 victory. Madison Aberg scored five tries in the game, winning her the honour of being named both the Canada West and U SPORTS Athlete of the Week.
The Dinos were pushed to the limit in their most recent game, they trailed the Alberta Pandas as late as the 61st minute of play before eventually winning the game by a score of 34-26.
By the Numbers
10: The number of tries Aberg has scored through three games for the Vikes.
223: The number of points the Vikes have scored as a team so far this season.
5: Of the top six scorers in the conference five of them are Vikes.
Sunday, Oct. 15 – 11:30 a.m. – vs University of Calgary Dinos – Wallace Field Victoria, B.C.
University of Calgary Dinos (2-0-0)
Canada West Standings: 2
Points For: 76
Points Against: 41
Last Canada West Title: 2016-17