The Scribes Men and Women opened their Fall 2018 season against Langley on Saturday, and both matches proved to have emphatic results.
The Women took control of their contest early, scoring four tries in the first half en-route to a 39-7 victory. The Men, meanwhile, conceded four tries in the opening frame and found themselves on the back foot through an exhausting eighty minutes that ended 70-3 in favor of their opponents.
Women win 39-7 over Langley
Team Captain, Cat Power, galloped in for three tries, while speedy newcomer Carolina Novoa scored on her Scribes debut, much to the delight of her teammates. Ely Wilson also added a pair of tries, while Cassidy Lanting certainly deserved one on the strength of some incredible runs in the centres, but was unable to cross the whitewash.
Next up for the team is a match in scenic Stanley Park where they’ll face the Rowers on September 15th .
Men lose 70-3 against Langley
This one was hard to watch, as Langley hammered the Scribes defense throughout the contest. The lads kept themselves in the match during the first half, but a string of injuries, tired bodies and burning lungs prevented Scribes from keeping pace in the the final forty minutes. The positive takeaway from this effort was the discovery of Paddy O’Flaherty’s abilities at fullback. He leveled an absolutely massive tackle in open play to save a try, and could become a go-to selection for this important role as the season goes on.
Next up will be an intense week of training, followed by a tough road trip to Kamloops on September 15th.
The minis began their regular Sunday training and games this week, including a Try Rugby event for newcomers. The team’s first jamboree will take place on September 23 at Trout Lake.