Rugby playoffs loom for CDI Premier League
The UVic Vikes men’s rugby team has a challenging finish ahead if it will crack the CDI Premier League playoffs.
The Vikes (5-6-1) came up with a big win on Saturday, upsetting the No. 4 seed Meralomas 40-27. Luke McCloskey scored a hat trick of tries for the Vikes.
This Saturday the Vikes face a tough opponent against the No. 3-seed Capilano (8-4), the defending Rounsefell Cup B.C. champs in North Vancouver.
The first place Burnaby Lake rugby club (9-3) has won eight matches in a row and visits the No. 5-seed Castaway Wanderers (5-6-1) at Windsor Park on Saturday.
Kickoff for CW vs. Burnaby Lake is 2:45 p.m.
The No. 2-seed James Bay Athletic Association (8-4) looks to get back on track after dropping a surprise 39-12 loss to the No. 7-seed UBC Old Boy Ravens (3-7-2) last week.
The Bays visit the No. 8 (last place) Bayside Sharks in Surrey.
Vikes, Velox host premier women’s rugby matches
The UVic Vikes women’s rugby team (1-3) host the top-team in the Adidas Women’s Premiership as Coquitlam’s United Rugby Club (4-1) visit Saturday.
Kick off is 11:30 a.m. at Wallace Field.
Just a stone’s throw away at Velox field the second-place Velox Valkyries (3-1) are home to third-place Simon Fraser University (3-1), also at 11:30 a.m.
Four Vikes listed to national hockey team
Former UVic Vikes Thea Culley, Dani Hennig and Kaitlyn Williams and current Vike Kathleen Leahy have been named to the national senior women’s team.
Also named to the squad is Oak Bay’s Maddie Secco (Stanford). Saanich’s Paige Norris was named to the senior development roster.
The team is campaigning for a spot in the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janerio.