Vikes finish first half of season against streaking Seattle

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VICTORIA – The UVic Vikes men’s rugby team will play their final BC Premier League game of 2017 this Saturday, Dec. 9, when they take on Seattle at Wallace Field. The game gets underway at 2:30 p.m.

After starting the season with a record of 1-5 Seattle has bounced back to win their last three games in a row, including upset victories over both Burnaby Lake and James Bay.

The Vikes meanwhile, have struggled to string together wins so far this season, they currently sit in tenth position and have a record of 2-8. Since putting up a strong showing at the Canadian University Championships where they claimed silver, the Vikes have lost their last two games.

The teams met just once last season and it was Seattle who came out on top by a score of 45-32 south of the border.

Last Time Out

The Vikes showed glimpses of brilliance but were ultimately let down by some unforced mistakes in their most recent game, a 32-22 loss to James Bay.

“We must stop these unforced errors that continually put us behind on the score sheet,” said Vikes head coach Doug Tate of the game. “Mistakes on the field have consequences. There were a lot of good things happening for us on the pitch today against a very big, physical James Bay team but until we tidy up these errors which lead directly to points against us, then we will continue to struggle.”

Seattle made it three wins in a row by dominating Burnaby Lake 34-14 last weekend. The loss was just the third of the season for Burnaby as Seattle knocked off the third-place team in the league with ease.

Game Info
Saturday, Dec. 2 – 2:30 p.m. – vs. Seattle – Wallace Field:
Seattle (4-5-0)
Premier League Standings: 7
Bonus Points: 7
PF: 261
PA: 294
Streak: W 3

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