Story and Photographs by Glenn Ivens – (ISN)

The Velox Valkyries hosted an undermanned Comox Kickers team on Saturday with the Valkyries dominating 51-12.

The Kickers, who were only able to field 12 ladies for the game, just enough to avoid a forfeit, had their roster bolstered by the Valkyries when they loaned them Barbara Mervin, Jessica Dovanne and Lianna Teeter, the term sportsmanship comes to mind when you consider that two of the players, Mervin and Dovanne play for the National team. This gave the fans the opportunity to watch 15 side rugby but also allowed Velox to get all their players some all important game action.

The scoring was spread around with 9 different players recording tries, actually 11 if you consider Mervin and Dovanne scored tries for Comox. Marlene Donaldson, Jessie Wallace, Laura Crowe-Hutchon, Carmen Sund, Natalie Tam, Sarah Levson, Selina McGinness, Allie White and Amanda Campbell all crossed the line while Campbell also kicked 3 conversions. Sam Keegan added a convert for the Kickers.

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