Posts Tagged ‘rugby’

Chilly championship weekend

King's rugby falters. Photo by Karyn Boehmer

Dal wins fifth straight championship, King’s falters This past weekend Dalhousie’s Division I rugby team added 2011 to their growing list of consecutive undefeated seasons. In a torrential downpour and icy temperatures which still brought an impressive 100 hearty souls to Wickwire Field, the Tigers claimed their fifth straight Nova Scotia University Rugby championship Oct.…

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Dal and King’s scorch competition

Photo from last weekend's game by Karen Boehmer.

Dalhousie’s rugby dominance showed no signs of slowing down last Sunday with both outfits winning their respective home matches. The Division I crew, shown above, outclassed Acadia 80 – 3 and the Division II team won 66 – 0 opposite Cape Breton. The two teams are sporting undefeated records. Elsewhere in Division II play, the…

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Dal rugby blanks SMU

Rugby Dal v. SMU - photo by Karyn Boehmer

67-0 season opening win for four-time Div I champions Despite Dalhousie’s dominating 67-0 score, the Tigers Division I rugby team began its 2011 regular season Saturday with a competitive match against Saint Mary’s at Wanderer’s Field. Momentum was slow to generate in the first half, with Dal gaining tries from team president Ellis Gray as…

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Dal rugby squeaks past King’s

Rugby kings v. dal - photo by Karyn Boehmer

Combatants battle in regular season for first time in four years   The Dalhouise Tigers rugby team won their Division II season opener Saturday afternoon against the King’s Blue Devils in a tightly-matched 12 – 10 game. The Tigers came out strong in the first half, scoring two tries by second years Adam Anshan and Mark…

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Weekend Preview: Season opens for Tigers soccer

Women's soccer opens. Photo of pre-season soccer by Pau Balite.

Soccer, football, lacrosse, rugby launch campaigns Correction: In an earlier version of this story, the UPEI Panthers women’s soccer team were described as defending AUS champions. They were AUS runners-up in 2010, although they did finish first in the regular season.  The Gazette regrets the error.   Let’s get this show started, shall we? The Tigers varsity calendar gets…

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Big weekend ahead

By Dylan Matthias, Sports Editor   This weekend, there’s a choice involved. With the Thanksgiving break giving most teams a week off last weekend, this week sees a boatload of AUS and ACAA action as fall sports try to cram the rest of the schedule in and winter sports begin to get rolling. Oct. 16…

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Dalhousie’s rugby dynasty continues

Yukon native Ewan Wilson capped off the season with a three-try performance in Dalhousie’s 40-12 championship win over the UPEI Panthers on Oct. 31. It was the second hat-trick of the year for the big hooker in a season that has seen the Tigers outscore their Atlantic League opponents by 244 to 52. Wilson led…

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Jock Talk

Q: Who would you rather: Zach Morris or Zac Efron? A: I love Zach Morris, but I think Zac Efron is hotter, so Efron. Q: Could you take Miley Cyrus in a steel cage match? A: For sure. She’s young and probably not as strong. Q: What is the sluttiest Halloween costume you have ever…

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Dal Rugby completes third undefeated season

The Dalhousie Tigers Men’s Rugby team defeated the Acadia Axemen at Wanderers last Saturday to finish their season 5-0 at the top of the Atlantic Canada standings. Coaching staff wanted to set the standard high for this game, as it was a warm up for the playoffs. Head coach Matthew Gibbon said, “No taking any…

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