It's Miller time, again, as ruggers romp, clinch third place

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Published: 20Oct2010

 

 

 

STE. ANNE DE BELLEVUE, Que. - Fullback Brianna Miller, a freshman from Pte. Claire, Que., tallied a pair of tries as the McGill women's rugby team closed out the regular season with a 28-12 victory over visiting Ottawa Gee-Gees in Quebec University Rugby League play at McEwen Field, Wednesday.

 

The result clinched third-place for McGill in the six-team conference. Both McGill and Ottawa finished with identical 3-3 records but Ottawa was relegated to fourth-place as they split their two-game series with the Martlets, who had outscored Ottawa 24-19 in head-to-head matchups.

 

The Martlets, who led 12-5 at halftime, had eight points from veteran Steph Lynam of Beaconsfield, Que., who registered a pair of penalty kicks and added a conversion.

 

Other McGill tries were notched by sophomore Jessica Wong of Toronto and Mandy Mongeon, a senior from Ile-Bizard, Que., who opened the scoring in the 15th minute of play.

 

Lana Dingwell of Ottawa and Natasha Watcham-Roy of Val des Monts, Que., accounted for all of the Gee-Gees points, with one try apiece in addition to a conversion by Dingwell.

 

"I was pleased with our performance tonight," said head coach Vince deGrandpre. " Although we made a number of mistakes early in the game and took some penalties which kept the game close in the first half, we finally got our act together after halftime and I think that Ottawa was in our end only a few times for the remainder of the game."

 

A less than pleased Ottawa head coach Suzanne Chaulk was clearly frustrated with her team's inability to sustain that momentum: "The try we scored in the first half was a beautiful team try, and it looked like we had great momentum and we were going to do something with it. But then we decided not to play, took a million penalties, and made stupid decisions."

 

McGill will now meet second-place Laval (4-2) in a semifinal affair, slated to be played Saturday at 1 p.m. in Quebec City. The Rouge et Or won the only meeting between the teams this season, with a 27-12 conquest in the provincial capital.

 

The Martlets are on a bit of a roll, winning two of their last three games, sandwiched around a hard-fought 30-20 setback to the undefeated Concordia Stingers.

 

"We have a young team and have been working towards just making the playoffs," deGrandpre added. "We are right where we want to be and we'll give Laval a tough game."

 

The other semi will pit Ottawa against division-leading Concordia (6-0) on Sunday.

 

SOURCE:

Earl Zukerman

McGill Athletics & Recreation

514-398-7012

earl.zukerman [at] mcgill.ca

 

 

OFFICIAL LINEUPS:

McGILL
Tries Converts Drop Pen Goals
PTS
Miller, Brianna
2 0 0 0 10
Lynam, Stephanie
0 1 0 2 8
Mongeon, Amandra
1 0 0 0 5
Wong, Jessica
1 0 0 0 5
Beattie-dagenais, Noala
0 0 0 0 0
Black, Sydney
0 0 0 0 0
Booth, Stephanie
0 0 0 0 0
Crook, Michelle
0 0 0 0 0
Deckert, Kathleen
0 0 0 0 0
Duncan, Chloe
0 0 0 0 0
Dunn, Krista
0 0 0 0 0
Edwards, Cristyn
0 0 0 0 0
Gibson, Brianna
0 0 0 0 0
Henderson, Amanda
0 0 0 0 0
Hunting, Tiffany
0 0 0 0 0
Mckellar, Katelyn
0 0 0 0 0
Paul, Meagan
0 0 0 0 0
Sawitsky, Ashten
0 0 0 0 0
Tomioka, Aya
0 0 0 0 0
Walsh, Trischa
0 0 0 0 0
White, Julia
0 0 0 0 0
Yerbury, Briana
0 0 0 0 0


OTTAWA
Essai Converti Drop Pénalité PTS
Dingwall, Lana
1 1 0 0 7
Watcham-roy, Natasha
1 0 0 0 5
Agbeyaka, Esinam
0 0 0 0 0
Amson, Ashley
0 0 0 0 0
Blanchard, Caitlan
0 0 0 0 0
Byard, Jillisa
0 0 0 0 0
Carino, Leandra
0 0 0 0 0
Comeau, Jackie
0 0 0 0 0
Cormier, Maude
0 0 0 0 0
Crawford, Jenny-lynn
0 0 0 0 0
Deacon, Nicole
0 0 0 0 0
Ferron, Nicole
0 0 0 0 0
Foulds, Katherine
0 0 0 0 0
Harriman, Katie
0 0 0 0 0
Hussain, Amel
0 0 0 0 0
Kechichian, Sandy
0 0 0 0 0
Lewis, Amy
0 0 0 0 0
Linton, Rachel
0 0 0 0 0
Maccormack, Allison
0 0 0 0 0
Mckay, Janine
0 0 0 0 0
Meng, Sarah
0 0 0 0 0
Ogbemudia, Philippa
0 0 0 0 0
Stoffer, Amber
0 0 0 0 0
Tupper, Nancy
0 0 0 0 0
Walsh moreau, Shannon
0 0 0 0 0


2010 FINAL QURL STANDINGS
Pos TEAMS GP W
L
N PP PC TOTAL
1 Concordia 6 6 0 0 243 53 12
2 Laval 6 4 2 0 192 40 8
3 McGill 6 3 3 0 225 83 6
4 Ottawa 6 3 3 0 158 75 6
5 x-Sherbrooke 6 2 4 0 42 282 4
6 x-Bishop's 6 0 6 0 17 344 0


 

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