Blood, sweat, and tears: BU women’s rugby finally gets a win!

By Emilie Hackett, Special to The Record
Blood, sweat, and tears: BU women’s rugby finally gets a win!
The Gaiters could not hold back tears on Sunday after their 24-20 win against the McGill Martlets, their first women’s rugby RSEQ win since 2009. (Photo : Courtesy Tom Whyld )

It was an emotional Sunday for the Bishop’s Unversity women’s rugby team, who travelled to Montreal on Sept. 15 for a historic victory against McGill University. It constitutes the Gaiters’ first RSEQ win since 2009. The 24-20 result against the Martlets has seemingly lifted a 10-year curse off the young team. “I’d say that the proper word for what this victory felt like is relief,” admitted head coach Tom Whyld, who is at his third year leading the team. “We knew our players had the ability and the talent to rack up a win this season. We knew we would eventually win a game, and we got everything right on Sunday.” According to Whyld, the Gaiters’ attacking players had a stellar performance. “They moved the ball really well. We were a very cohesive unit. We followed our game plan and worked on everything we had gone through during practice and it paid off,” he said. Although McGill scored first and led 15-12 at halftime, Bishop’s did not give up. See full story in the Tuesday, Sept. 17 edition of The Record.

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