Better late than never! Here are some game recaps to help you decide who to vote in as MVP this year!
They met the Wanderers at home on May 26th. The first team game was a nail biter. The Saracens won 22-20 in the last play of the game with a penalty kick by Matt Hancox. Tries were scored by Shane McRae and Martin Foley, while Hancox put up 12 points in penalty kicks. The second team won 24-10. Fraser McClintock got a try and a penalty kick, Jordon McDowell and Matt Rinella had one try each and Brandon Gavin converted 3 tries.
On June 2nd they hosted the Abenakis. The first team lead their game throughout and downed their opponents 25-11. An impressive run and opening try by Shawn Blair, was followed by two tries from Scott McClintock. Matt Hancox converted two tries and kicked two penalties. The second team proved too much for the Abenakis, winning their game 20-3. Corey Duncan, Jordan McDowell and Derek Bohemen scored tries and Fraser McClintock got a convert and a penalty.
Coach Mike Helm said he “is impressed with the dedication of the guys over the last month. It is paying off.”
The Ladies are at the half way point in the season, with 5 games played. Unfortunately, their talent has not been reflected on the score board and they’ve had loses over the last three weekends, placing them second to last in the standings.
On May 26th the first team lost 69-22 and the second team lost 51-19 against the Town of Mount Royal teams. The first team’s tries were scored by Jamie McClintock, Noala Beattie-Dagenais and Kaylie Stuckey while Cindel Chartrand got a try and a convert. The second team game was tied 12-12 for a moment, but then TMR pulled away to win. Kaylie Stuckey got two tries, Sara Stacey got one and Steph Booth kicked two converts.
The Ladies travelled to the Plains of Abraham to play Quebec City on June 2nd. The first team answered Quebec’s opening try with a try by Erica Hamilton to make it 5-5 at the half. Quebec City conceded quite a few penalties, but Ormstown could not capitalize. In the last 15 minutes Quebec scored two tries to win 15-5. The Ladies’ second team lost 32-5, their only try was scored by Kaylie Stuckey.
They received Ste-Anne de Bellevue RFC at home on fair weekend for a disappointing 85-0 loss. The second team game was forfeited by Ste-Annes.
Coach Crystal McCormick said “it’s good that exams are finished and everyone is home for the summer. We are getting more girls out and we can start working as a team.”
FACT: According to Wikipedia, in 1909, the oldest sporting trophy in Canada, the Grey Cup was donated by the then Governor General, the 4th Earl Grey (grandson of the tea loving 2nd Earl Grey), to recognize the top amateur rugby team in the country. Over time, the Grey Cup became the property of the Canadian Football League as it developed into a professional league.