A University of Victoria Vikes ball carrier fights off multiple UBC Okanagan Heat defenders during the opening match of the 2017 National University Rugby Sevens Championships on Friday at Westhills Stadium. The Vikes took an opening 22-0 win over their B.C. rivals

A University of Victoria Vikes ball carrier fights off multiple UBC Okanagan Heat defenders during the opening match of the 2017 National University Rugby Sevens Championships on Friday at Westhills Stadium. The Vikes took an opening 22-0 win over their B.C. rivals

Rugby Vikes take gold, silver at USport sevens nationals in Langford

UVic women capture championship, Vikes men fall to UBC in final

The University of Victoria Vikes women’s sevens team finished up a perfect weekend on the pitch with a 24-0 win Saturday over UBC Thunderbirds at the U Sports national university sevens rugby championships in Langford.

The Vikes rolled through round robin play at 3-0, then downed the Guelph Gryphons 38-5 in the quarter-finals and McMaster Marauders 29-5 in the semis to reach the title game.

The results were reversed in the men’s sevens, where UBC downed the Vikes 19-5 for gold on Saturday. The Vikes had gone 3-0 in pool play then beat Regina 29-0 and Alberta 49-0 in the runup to the final.

The UVic Norsemen won the men’s bronze medal with a 34-0 win over Alberta, after dropping a 29-0 decision to UBC in the semis.

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