Women’s Cougar Rugby is now 4-0 in the Pacific Mountain Conference after its 41-0 win over Colorado State yesterday. The Cougars have yet to have a single point scored against them, while they’ve racked up 234 points over the course of the season.
Despite the runaway, Colorado State gave WCR its best match of the season. Conditions were wet and slippery, so either side suffered from handling errors, which also kept the score lower than average.
CSU was able to hold WCR scoreless through the first half, but then All American center Kristi Jackson got the try-scoring rolling after a clean linebreak. Jackson scored another try later in the game, while No. 8 Jordan Gray matched her try count. Wing Bex Siebach, flanker Sam Wright and prop Monica Jackson tacked on a try apiece, while outside center Shanie Rowley slotted three conversions.
The game wasn’t without its lessons for WCR. Coach Tom Waqa was impressed with Colorado State’s aggressiveness and work around the field, and saw areas of improvement for his team in comparison.
“We are happy with the win,” Waqa said. “We still have to wait for official word from our conference, but this win puts us in sound mind going into next semester and collegiate playoffs.”
League season is now over for WCR, but the team has two more friendlies against Utah State and Weber State before Thanksgiving. The squad gets moving again in early January and will return to the Las Vegas Invitational to kick off its winter season.