Lady Bruins punish Meralomas on the road

The Ridge Meadows Bruins women's rugby team beat the Meralomas, winning their division.

The Ridge Meadows Bruins women’s rugby team travelled to Vancouver on Saturday and dominated the Meralomas Rugby Club, winning their Division 2 match by a score of 27-5.

Dawne Carver broke through the defence to score the opening try just three minutes into the game. The Lomas responded by scoring their own try a few minutes later to tie up the game 5-5.

But Carver wasn’t done yet, as she scored two more tries in the first half, while delivering several crushing tackles on defence. The final try of the first half was scored by Des Strain thanks to some great support by the Bruins’ backs.

The second half turned into a defensive battle with the Lady Bruins playing some of the best defence of the season. The Bruins were rewarded by a try by Bri Raillan and converted by Rachael Eckersley to close out the scoring for the 27-5 win.

Ridge Meadows is 3-2 this season, and currently sit atop B.C. Rugby’s Lower Mainland Division 2 standings.

The Lady Bruins return home this Saturday for a rematch with the Meralomas at 10 a.m. at Thomas Haney secondary.