OTTAWA - The Carleton Ravens women's rugby team kept their playing hopes alive with a massive 47-5 victory over the Bishop's Gaiters on Sunday afternoon.
It was all about the seniors as the Carleton Ravens celebrated five graduated players on Sunday. The group took centre stage, not only in the pre-game ceremony but throughout the afternoon.
Carleton's offensive first have was led by two tries from Joleen Mason, while Anna Norman turned heads with a bone-crushing tackle that saw Bishop's player launch the ball into the arms of Charlotte Ross who broke a single tackle before scoring.
With a number of strong phased attacks, Carleton took advantage of gaps in the Bishop's line to score from both in tight and out wide building a 33-0 lead at the half.
Carleton had run away from the Gaiters early before Norman was sent to the Sin Bin in the final minutes of the first half. With the Ravens in the bin, Bishop's pushed back early in the second half, but couldn't build much momentum. The Ravens would tack on 15 more points in the second half, despite conceding a try, to finish the afternoon.
Katie Cox was 5 for 6 on conversion attempts while Megan Meade converted on her lone attempt.
Carleton now sits eight points up on Montreal for the fourth playoff spot with one game left to play. The Ravens travel to Laval this weekend to face the top-seeded Rouge et Or.
Montreal remain one game in-hand on the Ravens and face McGill and Concordia to finish their regular season.