GAME RECAPS: OCT 2-3
On Saturday, the Senior Men played against the much-vaunted Ottawa Irish as part of their fall exhibition series. Crazy enough, it was the first game between the Irish and Beavers men's teams in a full decade.
As usual this fall, the Beavers showed up with a deep roster of thirty guys (laying a terrific foundation for our men’s program once we get back to running multiple teams next season!), and the game was a good calibration to experience some higher-level competition. Also par for the course this fall, the game was a tale of two halves - the first 40 saw our starting XV go toe-to-toe with the Irish, putting the first try on the board and closing out the half 5-5. It was a very spirited and heavy-hitting half that helped solidify that the Beavers can be competitive contenders in Ottawa rugby in the coming season. The Irish went on to put a few more past us in the second half to take the game, but overall everyone should be quite satisfied with the way the game played out.
The Senior Women took a trip out to TERP for their third match of the fall season against the Ottawa Combined Team. It was a cold and rainy one, but it's the kind of weather rugby is made for. The Banshees came out looking to build on their last victory against the Combine (consisting of players from the Scottish, Wolves, Kingston and Ospreys), but it was not to be had this time around. Either way, it's amazing to see us fielding a full women's team this deep into the fall season (as it stands, we are one of the last in the province to be doing so at the club-level), and the women will be closing off their run of XVs on October 23 with a game vs the Gee-Gees Development side.
Beavers vs. Irish: Loss 29-5
Man of the Match: Vincent
Hardest Worker: Salgo
Banshees vs. Ottawa Combine: Loss 29-5
Dame of the Game: Leigha
Hardest Worker: Joyce