The McMaster women’s rugby team made their annual trip to Langford, B.C. to compete in the 2015 University Women’s Cup Tournament and came back as champions for the second year in a row.
On the first day of competition, the Maroon and Grey took on their OUA rival, the Queen’s Gaels, and managed to beat them handily, 36-5.
Ashley Gordon, Steph Black, Laura Morrison, and Sara Svoboda were the scorers of the match.
In their next game, the Marauders faced the Maple Leafs, a tough component comprised of Rugby Canada’s developmental athletes. The Maroon and Grey lost the match 27-12, but they didn’t hang their heads for too long, as they later faced the Brock University Badgers and won the match 47-0.
McMaster’s second day of competition proved to be their best yet, as they won all three games.
In the quarterfinal match-up against the University of Alberta, the Maroon and Grey won 24-12 with Gordon, Black, Morrison, and Maddy Seatle scoring for the team.
In their semifinal match against the University of Lethbridge Pronghorns, the Marauders pulled off another win, 19-12. The scorers in this match for the Maroon and Grey were Laura Morrison, captain Cindy Nelles, Saffara Whiteley-Hoffelner, and Ashley Gordon.
The Marauders stellar tournament got them to the final match, where they took on the University of Victoria Vikings, and won 31-5.
Gordon was named player of the tournament.
The Marauders will now focus on strength and conditioning for their upcoming season as they look to build off their CIS silver medal run in 2014.