UBC women’s rugby extends winning streak with victory over Pronghorns

UBC women’s rugby (3–0) defeated the University of Lethbridge Pronghorns (1–4) on Sunday afternoon at the Gerald McGavin Rugby Centre, extending their winning streak with a score of 74–25.

The ‘Birds didn’t let down their fans during their alumni game with fly half Savannah Bauder opening the scoring in the third minute, giving the team an early 5–0 lead. UBC held the pressure, adding another seven points before the Pronghorns put themselves on the board to make it 12–5.

The T-Birds played a physical game with consistent rucking and tackles that got the crowd cheering. A strong scrum led to Olivia Sarabura scoring her first try of the game in the 20th minute and the hustle continued when Piper Logan scored just two minutes later.

Piper Logan, UBC’s second-year wing, was named the Canada West Rugby 15s Player of the Week last Tuesday and continued to live up to the title. Her speed led her to score two tries and contributed to a momentum that helped UBC score three more, all before the half.

Despite UBC’s vigour, the Pronghorns didn’t go down without a fight. They managed to score three tries in the second half, but their fate was cemented when UBC hook Jordan McLeod scored in the final minute of the game, making the final score 74-25.

Contrary to the points on the board, there were numerous missed passes and knock-ons from both sides. UBC head coach Dean Murten noted it was nothing that can’t be remedied with practice.

“Lethbridge put a bit of pressure on us. But we've got to be able to cope with that pressure better and it's something that we keep working on.”

The team will look to remain undefeated on Sunday, October 2 when they play the University of Alberta Pandas at the Gerald McGavin UBC Rugby Centre at 1 p.m.