The UPEI women’s rugby team had a very successful exhibition weekend hosted by StFX in Truro on Saturday August 31. UPEI came out on top in their first game against Acadia University’s second team winning 17–7. They then went on to play against Dalhousie University’s club team, winning 53–0. In their final matchup, the girls took on the host team, losing their battle 63–0.
It was a great opportunity for our very young team to work out some of the kinks and get used to playing with each other. The team relied heavily on returning players Kayla Weatherbie, Rebecca Chapman, and Danielle Lacey. Over half of this year’s team is made up of first year players, and they certainly made some major contributions; Holly Jones, Megan Thorpe, and Holly Hartlen were very dynamic, especially on the offence.
“This is going to be a growing year for the team and I’m looking forward to watching them grow with each game,” said Head Coach Shannon Atkins.
UPEI plays their first regular season game on Saturday, September 7 at Saint Mary’s University in Halifax, Nova Scotia.