That’s the end of the Comox Valley Kickers Women’s rugby season.

This past Saturday, the Kickers were on the road to face off against their Island rivals, the Nanaimo Hornets in the BCRU Division 1 semi-final match.

The game started with great intensity with a lot of back and forth action. Defense was strong on both sides of the field. In the first half, the Kickers had strong scrums, were quick to the rucks and ran the ball well.  In the second half, two key injuries in the Kickers forward back changed the game.  Momentum favored Nanaimo who scored several unanswered tries. Kickers points were scored by Outside Centre Daris Tendler and Fullback Tanya Timmons, with Paula Simpson adding a successful conversion. The final score was 12-39.

“It was a very tough, physical game. Both teams came to play. We started out well but at the end just couldn’t find an answer to Nanaimo’s attack,” said Kickers Captain Natalie Nguyen.

“The game didn’t go our way this time around but all in all, we had a phenomenal season. I am proud of the hard work and effort that all the ladies put into practices and at the games. The camaraderie between the players on and off the pitch make it all worth it. I am excited for what the next season brings.”

Join the Kickers for their Burger & Beer fundraiser on Thursday, May 2nd at the Cumberland Hotel. The event starts at 6PM.