This past Saturday, the Kickers travelled to Nanaimo to face off against their Island rivals, the Hornets. This is the first time the teams have played each other this season.
It was a hard-fought battle between both sides. There were some beautiful running lines and off-loading. Kickers tries were scored by Fullback Daris Tendler and Flanker Danelle Campbell, but it was the opposing side who came out on top by a score of 31 – 10.
“It is always a very tough and physical game when we play Nanaimo. They were unrelentless with their attack. We couldn’t get into a rhythm and weren’t quite able to hit our groove,” said Kickers Captain Natalie Nguyen.
“This was a very humbling game. It showed that we still have a lot of work on. We need to make our tables and be quicker at the breakdowns. It is still early in the season so we will learn from this game and continue to get better.”
Next week is a league-wide bye for Thanksgiving. The Kickers Women will once again face the Castaway Wanderers at home on October 19th.
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