A Sting That Packs a Wallop
Women’s Rugby Crushes Gee-Gees
The Concordia Stingers women’s rugby team steamrolled the University of Ottawa Gee-Gees Friday night, scoring early and often to win their fourth straight game by a 41-5 margin.
The Stingers got the ball rolling early with two quick tries. From then until the second half, however, they took their foot off the gas, which concerned Stingers head coach Graeme McGravie.
“At 14-0, I was a little bit worried because we kind of stopped doing things,” he said.
But his concerns were addressed after the intermission when the Stingers delivered an outburst of offense that included an additional 15 points before Ottawa figured them out late in the game with a try of their own.
“We were the better team, and we thoroughly deserved the victory,” said McGravie.
Even his players were satisfied with their effort given the level of physicality the Gee-Gees usually put forth.
“Ottawa’s a super gritty team. You always come out of the game feeling like you’ve been hit by a train,” explained veteran fly-half Jackie Tittley, who was named Most Valuable Player with six points for the Stingers.
“I think we did pretty well to use that physicality and come out on top.”
Meanwhile, the Ottawa bench was left wondering what went wrong.
“The girls didn’t step on the field prepared, and that was evident from the get-go,” said Gee-Gees assistant coach Shawn MacDonell.
With their recent string of wins, the Stingers are looking forward to securing home-field advantage in the playoffs.
Before they can do that, however, they’ll be looking to defeat the Bishop’s University Gaiters this Friday in Lennoxville for their fifth straight victory. Kickoff is at 6:15 p.m.