Pandas rugby earns bronze in Vancouver

Pandas beat Lethbridge 21-17 to capture third at UBC 7s tournament

By UBC Sports Information on February 2, 2020

VANCOUVER – The University of Victoria Vikes capped off another undefeated weekend winning the second leg of the Canada West Women’s Rugby 7s tournament. This marks the second-straight event in which the Vikes went undefeated.

In the semifinals, the team from Victoria defeated the University of Alberta Pandas 17-12 in a back-and-forth affair that saw a late try by Ashah Payson, with the clock at zero, to seal the win for her team.
 
In the final, the Vikes had a rematch against the host UBC Thunderbirds, who they defeated 14-12 on Saturday. The game on Sunday wasn’t as close as two early scores by Victoria gave them a lead they would not relinquish.
 
The T-Birds reached the finals on the strength of Shoshanah Seumanutafa, as the third-year players recorded three tries in their semifinal victory over the University of Lethbridge Pronghorns. This weekend was an improvement for the ‘Birds as they got a much needed 10 points after finishing in fourth the stop prior.

On the consolation side of the draw, the University of the Fraser Valley Cascades defeated the UBC Okanagan Heat for seventh place. The University of Calgary Dinos knocked off the Trinity Western University Spartans in the fifth-place game. It wasn’t all bad news for the Pandas as they were to claim a third-place finish, defeating the Pronghorns in the bronze medal game.

The eight teams are back in action on February 29 and March 1, as the University of Victoria plays host to the final leg of the Canada West Women’s Rugby 7s series.

The Vikes, with a maximum 30 points, lead Alberta in the series standings by eight heading into the final weekend of play. UBC is third with 20 points, while Lethbridge is two back with 18, followed by Calgary (12), Trinity Western (8), Fraser Valley (4) and UBC Okanagan (2).

ROUND 4

Semifinal 1: Victoria Vikes (17) vs Alberta Pandas (12)

Scoring summary:

1

2

T

VIC:

7

10

17

ALB:

12

0

12

                               

VIC try - #2 Renee Gonzalez (#9 Sasha Guedes convert) 7-0 VIC

ALB try - #6 Savannah Dubien (convert missed) 7-5 VIC

ALB try - #4 Heidi Farley (#14 Heidi Peake convert) 12-7 ALB

HALF

VIC try - #12 Madison Aberg (convert missed) 12-12

VIC try - #6 Ashah Payson (convert missed) 17-12 VIC

Semifinal 2: UBC Thunderbirds (24) vs. Lethbridge Pronghorns (0)

Scoring summary:

1

2

T

UBC:

17

7

24

LET:

0

0

0


UBC try - #10 Shoshanah Seumanutafa (#10 Shoshanah Seumanutafa convert) 7-0 UBC

UBC try - #10 Shoshanah Seumanutafa (convert missed) 12-0 UBC

UBC try - #7 Kally King (convert missed) 17-0 UBC

HALF

UBC try - #10 Shoshanah Seumanutafa (#11 Madison Gold convert) 24-0 UBC

MEDAL ROUND

3rd Place Game: Alberta Pandas (21) vs Lethbridge Pronghorns (17)

Scoring summary:

1

2

T

ALB:

7

14

21

LET:

12

5

17

                              

LET try - #9 Carolyn McKee (convert missed) 5-0 LET
ALB try - #8 Courtney Holtkamp (#14 Heidi Peake convert) 7-5 ALB
LET try - Penalty try (automatic convert) 12-7 LET

HALF
LET try - #21 Hailey Driscoll (convert missed) 17-7 LET
ALB try - #6 Savannah Dubien (#14 Heidi Peake convert) 17-14 LET
ALB try - #8 Courtney Holtkamp (#14 Heidi Peake convert) 21-17 ALB

 

1st Place Game: Victoria Vikes (19) vs. UBC Thunderbirds (7)

Scoring summary:

1

2

T

UBC:

0

7

7

VIC:

12

7

19


VIC try - #5 Alexie Pusch (convert missed) 5-0 VIC
VIC try - #10 Ella O’Regan (#8 Brooke Bazian convert) 12-0 VIC

HALF
UBC try - #4 Rachel Smith (#10 Shoshanah Seumanutafa convert) 12-7 VIC

VIC try - #2 Renee Gonzalez (#8 Brooke Bazian convert) 19-7 VIC

Final Tournament Standings

TEAM

WINS

LOSSES

TIES

POINTS

VIC

5

0

0

15

UBC

3

2

0

12

ALB

3

2

0

10

LET

3

2

0

8

CGY

3

2

0

6

TWU

2

3

0

4

UFV

1

4

0

2

UBCO

0

5

0

1


NOTES: Teams are awarded 15 points for a tournament win, 12 points for finishing 2nd, 10 points for finishing third, 8 points for finishing fourth, 6 points for finishing fifth, 4 points for finishing sixth, 2 points for finishing seventh, and 1 point for finishing eighth.