ONTARIO AND BC ADVANCE TO FINALS IN DAY TWO OF NWL
Friday, June 29, 2012 - Submitted by RC Communications
Fans watched on as the championship and consultation game were set with the end of the second day that saw Ontario defeat Québec by a score of 46-21 and BC defeated Alberta 31-15.
The first match of the day began at 12:00 at Laval University in Quebec, seeing Ontario take on Quebec, a rematch from day one. Quebec took possesion of the ball for the majority early on but a large amount of knock ons began to hamper the squad. Ontario then opened the scoring with a try by No. 11 Lori Josephson, converted by Cheryl Phillips.
Ontario kept pressure up on Quebec, taking advantage of their mistakes to capitialize with back to back trys from Kelly Russell, the second try again converted by Cheryl Phillips .
Before the first half was over, Ontario would see both Megan Gibbs and Lori Josephson touch down for trys, with Cheryl Phillips booting two more converts giving her four converts on the day.
Quebec ended the first half by getting onto the score board, with Magali Harvey scoring both the try as well as kicking the convert to end the first half 33-7 for Ontario.
Quebec came out of the gates quickly in the second half, with Magali Harvey scoring both her second try and second convert of the game.
Ontario didn’t wait to reply with No. 13 Arielle Dubissette answering with a try, Cheryl Phillips scoring a penalty kick and Brit Ben also scoring a try to cap off a dominant Ontario run with a score of 46-14 .
With Ontario’s Morganne Linthwaite being issueed a yellow card, Quebec took advantage as Natasha Watcham Roy reached the in-goal. Quebec would score a successful convert by Magali Harvey, but would come up short, final score 46-21. Ontario would now wait to see who, between Alberta and BC, they would face in the championship match on Sunday.
Ontario coach, Ed Sun, said he’s very proud of his girls. The coach notes that some things remain to refine but overall performance is good and the victory proves it.
QUEBEC Alaire, Elissa (Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue RFC) Beattie-Dagenais, Noala (Ormstown Saracencs RFC) Benzakein, Erin (Montreal Irish RFC) Bernard, Dominique (Rugby Club de Quebec) Bernier, Stephanie (Rugby Club de Quebec) Blackwood, Latoya (Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue RFC) Boudreau-Turpim, Sarah (Rugby Club de Quebec) Bienstock, Susy (Town of Mount-Royal RFC) Chabot-Bergeron, Anne (Rugby Club de Quebec) Coates, LeeAnna (Club de rugby Abenakis de Sherbrooke) Cueillierrier, Samantha (Town of Mount-Royal RFC) Ewing, Samantha (Brome Lake Ducks) Farella, Bianca (Town of Mount-Royal RFC) Gauthier, Lisa (Ottawa Irish RFC) Gauvin, Marie-Eve (Rugby Club de Quebec) Harvey, Magali (Rugby Club de Quebec) Huntley, Jennifer (Ottawa Banshees RFC) Keller, Kathleen (Rugby Club de Quebec) Maccoarmack, Allison (Hull Volants) Magwood, Susan (Montreal Irish RFC) Marcotte, Audrey (St-Lambert Locks RFC) Miller, Brianna (St-Anne-de-Bellevue RFC) Paquin, Karen (Rugby Club de Quebec) Pineault-Reid, Marie Pier (Rugby Club de Quebec) Vallieres-Villenevue, Charlotte (Rugby Club de Quebec) Watcham-Roy, Natasha (Hull Vollants) Zussman, Julianne (Town of Mount-Royal RFC)
12:55 ONT try by #11. Lori Josephson 13:30 ONT convert by #15. Cheryl Phillips 25:10 ONT try by #8. Kelly Russell 29:10 ONT try by #8. Kelly Russel 29:55 ONT convert by #15. Cheryl Phillips 35:40 ONT try by #7. Megan Gibbs 36:55 ONT convert by #15. Cheryl Phillips 37:15 QC yellow card #5. Jennifer Huntley 38:10 ONT try by #11. Lori Josephson 39:10 ONT convert by #15. Cheryl Phillips 40:00 QC try by #15. Magali Harvey 40:00 QC convert by #15. Magali Harvey 40:00 ONT yellow card #12. Brit Ben 40:30 QC try by # 15. Magali Harvey 41:57 QC convert by #15. Magali Harvey 43:09 ONT try by #13. Arielle Dubissette 50:00 ONT penalty kick by #15. Cheryl Phillips 54:55 ONT try by #12. Brit Ben 74:50 ONT yellow card #24. Morganne Linthwaite 76:00 QC try by #21. Natasha Watcham-Roy 76:30 QC convert by #15. Magali Harvey
Facing off against the defending champion Alberta, BC jumped out to an early lead right from the start with Emily Young scoring the game’s first try converted by Julia Sugawara in Friday’s second match up.
From the lineout, an impressive ball recovery by Alberta’s Maria Jaworski touched down for a try, pushing the score 7-5 .
BC showed some impressive runs throughout the first half, facing the difficult task of matching up against the powerful Alberta squad. Taking advantage of the chances they were given, BC extended their lead when Julia Sugawara both scored a try as well as kicked her second convert of the match.
Both teams traded trys, Marlene Nedved scoring for Alberta and Emily Young answering for BC, taking BC into halftime with a 19-10 lead.
Weather began to play a factor just as both teams were ready to return from half time. After about a half hour delay, both teams returned to the pitch and the game resumed.
Stevie Schnoor of BC opened the scoring just a few minutes following the return to the game, extending BC’s lead to 24-10.
After her dominating performance on Thursday, Alberta’s Maria Jaworski scored her 6th try of the tournament in an attempt to mount an Alberta comeback.
The comeback would be stopped by BC’s Shannon Kane, as she touched down for a try just before the 75th minute, with Julia Sugawara completing her third convert of the day. The game would end with a final score of 31-15 for BC as they find themselves moving on to Sunday’s championship match against Ontario.
“It’s mentally challenging to take a break for so long and then come back,” said Julia Sugawara, BC captain. “I’m really proud of the way the girls did to come back. After yesterday loss, there were definitely a number of things we had to work on. We fixed a few of them, but I’m pretty happy with the performance.”
ALBERTA Allen, Gillian (Saskatoon Kirin) Bowd, Ali (Red Deer T