VANCOUVER – The U SPORTS No. 2- ranked UBC Thunderbirds (3-0) confirmed off the depth of their roster with a 74-25 win over the Lethbridge Pronghorns (1-4) on the Gerald McGavin UBC Rugby Centre. The T-Birds stay undefeated after eight completely different gamers scored tries – together with two first-year ‘Birds – and the crew put up a powerful eight tries within the first half enroute to victory.
“That was the objective,” mentioned UBC head coach Dean Murten when requested in regards to the optimistic contributions all through your entire roster. “We wished to attempt to get some fast factors on the board and provides everybody an opportunity, as a result of we’ll want that depth in a while within the 12 months. So, we’re fairly pleased with the ball in hand – however we’re simply letting too many tries in. I am not joyful about that. We have to repair that…nevertheless it’s good to get some first years on the market enjoying rugby so I am joyful sufficient. We all know we have got some nice people, however we have got to maintain enjoying as a crew.”
Savannah Bauder opened the scoring within the third minute of play and added one other strive early within the second half to go together with seven conversions within the convincing victory. Within the tenth minute, Piper Logan offloaded to Florence Symonds who discovered Shoshanah Seumanutafa for the rating between the uprights – her first of two tries on the afternoon – however Kenya Richards responded with a strive for the Pronghorns at 12-5 ‘Birds. Olivia Sarabura scored her first of two tries on the skin within the 20th minute and simply two minutes later Logan acquired a Lethbridge kick and broke free to the touch down between the posts at 26-5.
Karlee Durfey bought Lethbridge again on the board together with her first of two tries to chop into the T-Fowl lead, earlier than first-year Thunderbird Kendra Roberts notched her first U SPORTS strive at 33-10 ‘Birds and rookie Sarah Fong scored her first within the blue and gold 4 minutes later for a 40-10 cushion. Logan ran in her second strive moments earlier than the halftime whistle for a 54-10 benefit on the break. The Pronghorns scored three tries within the second half, however Jordan McLeod punctuated the UBC victory with a strive within the closing minute of play for a 74-25 closing.
The ‘Birds are again in motion on Sunday, October 2nd, to host the College of Alberta Pandas (2-2) of their closing residence recreation of the common season.
“We have to make the final recreation a very good one,” added Murten as UBC seems towards their residence subject finale after a day that celebrated T-Fowl alum and noticed the long run Thunderbird minis take to the sector for a halftime scrimmage. “It is nice to see the children out, it is nice to see the dad and mom out, we have got to maintain constructing on this. It is a enormous a part of what we do, and we wish to sustain the engagement with the group. For the final residence recreation of the season, we have got to placed on one other massive present and get plenty of recreation time for a few of the first years.”
Lethbridge now has a lengthier break earlier than closing out their common season on Friday, October 7th, at residence in opposition to the College of Calgary Dinos.
UBC 74 – Lethbridge 25
UBC – Attempt, Savannah Bauder (Bauder convert unsuccessful) 3′ 5-0
UBC – Attempt, Shoshanah Seumanutafa (Bauder convert) 10′ 12-0
LET– Attempt, Kenya Richards (convert unsuccessful) 14′ 12-5
UBC – Attempt, Olivia Sarabura (Bauder convert) 20′ 19-5
UBC – Attempt, Piper Logan (Bauder convert) 22′ 26-5
LET – Attempt, Karlee Durfey (convert unsuccessful) 25′ 26-10
UBC – Attempt, Kendra Roberts (Bauder convert) 27′ 33-10
UBC – Attempt, Sarah Fong (Bauder convert) 31′ 40-10
UBC – Attempt, Florence Symonds (Bauder convert) 36′ 47-10
UBC – Attempt, Piper Logan (Bauder convert) 40′ 54-10
UBC – Attempt, Savannah Bauder (Bauder convert unsuccessful) 43′ 59-10
LET – Attempt, Jorja Salmon (Convert unsuccessful) 48′ 59-15
UBC – Attempt, Olivia Sarabura (Bauder convert unsuccessful) 55′ 64-15
UBC – Attempt, Shoshanah Seumanutafa (Bauder convert unsuccessful) 60′ 69-15
LET – Attempt, Karlee Durfey (convert unsuccessful) 68′ 69-20
LET – Attempt, Savanna Collison (convert unsuccessful) 77′ 69-25
UBC – Attempt, Jordan McLeod (Olivia Sarabura convert unsuccessful) 80′ 74-25