OTTAWA - The Carleton Ravens are determined to defend their 2021 RSEQ Bronze Medal and exploded out of the gate on Saturday against Sherbrooke on route to a 90 to 0 victory.
The Ravens scored three times in the opening twenty minutes with an emphatic third try coming on a run from Lauryn Walker that spanned over 80 yards as she broke a number of tackles before running the length of the field untouched.
Walker’s try came after graduate student Madison Cunha scored in the fourth minute and Gabby Cote-Wawryszyn took a beautiful lineout to the house only ten minutes later to extend the scoring.
Sophie Neely, Deleshia Dixon, Claire File and Cunha would all tack on tries before the end of the half as the short-handed Vert & Or battled valiantly but were no match for a fresh and deep Ravens squad. After 40, the Ravens led 45-0.
Despite making significant substitutions the Ravens continued to have every answer for the Sherbrooke defense. Though the Vert & Or battled valiantly the Ravens depth proved to be too much as they scored 45 points in the first 25 minutes of the second half before the game was called to a stop.
The Ravens now advance to next weekend’s RSEQ Bronze Medal game where they look to repeat on last year’s overtime victory at Montreal.
“This is a great opportunity for all [of our players], we planned at the start of the year to train deep into October to get used to training for Nationals next year,” explained Ravens head coach David Luong. “I think a game against Concordia will be a good end to the season.”
“We just continually fine tune, and most of the players are pretty hyped to be playing for bronze again, so one more week of solid training and then we end on a high note.”
This time around, the Ravens will play at home as they welcome the Concordia Stingers. For game time and ticket information keep your eyes locked on GoRavens.ca.
Notes: Game Called in 67th Minute.
Carleton – Cunha 2, Cote-Wawryszyn, Walker, Neely, Dixon 2, File, Messer, Norman 2, McLeod, Ross
Carleton – Chiappetta 6, Taylor, File 2