Scribes Women lose 7-35 at Capilano
Following a very strong start, which included four wins and a draw, Scribes were finally handed their first loss of the Fall campaign by Capilano on Saturday.
The Scribes were in the ascendancy early and seemed poised to score when their rolling maul five meters from goal was whistled dead as being unplayable, despite the fact that it was still moving forward. No matter, Scribes were knocking on the door again seconds later and were able to swing a pass out to winger Emer Casey who had one last defender to beat, but was unable to cross the whitewash. Capilano won the battle for the ball, counter attacked and ran the full length of the field for the game’s opening try.
Another pivotal moment in the game occurred two minutes later, as Caps made a line break and had one player alone in space, but she was brilliantly reeled in and tackled by Scribes captain Cat Power. The hit jarred the ball loose and it began to roll along the ground unattended. A second Caps player arrived, scooped it up and started running. Scribes players and fans alike were screaming for the knock-on call, but the whistle never came.
With two quick tries against, you could see Scribes starting to waver. A third try for Caps a few minutes later sealed the result.
Emer Casey was finally able to get the Scribes on the board late in the game, thanks to a brilliant long distance effort. Final score Scribes 7-35 Caps.
Up next, Scribes will host the Kelowna Crows Women’s and Men’s teams on November 3 in East Vancouver.