Rugby Players Lead Marauders Athletes

Rugby players lead Marauders athletes

Source: McMaster Communications– October 9, 2012
[More Sports: Hamilton Scores]

The efforts of rugby players drew the attention of selectors who have chosen two players for this week’s Pita Pit Athletes of the Week at McMaster University.

From the men’s team, rookie James Leveridge was a standout as the Marauders handily defeated the Toronto Varsity Blues on Friday (Oct. 5), shutting them out and scoring a whopping 85 points.

Leveridge, an Oakville native, scored an outstanding 30 points, that included 11 converts, one try and one penalty goal in the win. The math and stats major was perfect on converts up until the final one of the game.

Maggie Cogger-Orr, a Thornhill native, took the female honour. Despite fighting injury all season, the fourth-year stepped it up in McMaster’s last regular season game of the 2012 season.

Defeating the Toronto Varsity Blues 60-7, the Commerce major scored three tries and kicked for one convert in the win, solidifying McMaster in second place in the Russell Division.

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Men’s Rugby-McMaster (85) vs Toronto (0)

Marauders run over Blues in rugby

(McMaster Marauders 85 - Toronto Varsity Blues 0) Source: McMaster Communications– October 9, 2012 [More Sports: Hamilton Scores]

Toronto Varsity Blues were even more so after their men’s rugby encounter with the McMaster Marauders.

McMaster man-handled the visiting Blues, 85-0, for their fourth straight win Ontario University Athletics play on Friday (Oct. 5). James Leveridge (Oakville) scored 11 converts, a try and a penalty goal in the win which improved the Marauders to 4-2. The Blues are winless in five outings.

From the get-go the Marauders dominated the entire match. Within the first 10 minutes, McMaster was ahead 17-0 with a penalty goal from Leveridge, a try from Trevor Anderson and another from Chris Gordon (Pickering). Leveridge’s two converts completed the 17.

And it didn’t stop there. Taylor Wilenski (Pickering) found his way through the Blues’ defence for his first try of the game. Before the half was up, Davor Stojanov and Alexander Kuntz added to the growing list of tries. Leveridge remained perfect for converts, giving McMaster a 38-0 lead going into the second 40 minutes.

In the second half, Gordon started the scoring for the Marauders. Within the next 10 minutes, Wilenski had his second and third tries of the game and once again, Leveridge connected for the converts.

Connor Patterson (Barrie) contributed his first try of the game with Leveridge adding the convert, a try and another convert. Tries from Justin Ramirez and David Van Buren concluded the scoring for the Marauders. Leveridge missed his convert on the last try of the game.

McMaster travels to Waterloo to take on the Warriors on Saturday (Oct. 13).

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Women’s Rugby-McMaster (60) vs Toronto (7)

Blues finds Mac’s Cogger-Orr very trying

(McMaster Marauders 60 - Toronto Varsity Blues 7) Source: Lindsay Franco– October 9, 2012 [More Sports: Hamilton Scores]

The McMaster women’s rugby team ended regular season play with a bang – 60-7 – over Toronto Varsity Blues and finished in second place in the Russell Division of Ontario University Athletics.

The win on Friday (Oct.5) gave the Marauders a record of 4-2 for 19 points. Including the Shields Division, McMaster finished third overall.

McMaster Women's Rugby

Queen’s Gaels topped the Russell group with a perfect 6-0 mark and 30 points. The powerful Guelph Gryphons led the Shields group, also with a clean 6-0 slate. During regular season play, the Gryphons outscored their opponents 388-8 compared to Queen’s results of 294-54.

McMaster got off to a great start just six minutes into the match. From deep in Toronto’s end, Sarah Farquharson (Niagara Falls) found a hole through the defence to score the first try. Stephanie Black (Ottawa) connected for the convert for the 7-0 lead.

The Blues would follow up with a try 20 minutes later. Monique Petricone (King City) took a long run up the middle beating a few McMaster defenders for the try. Nicole Baker (Toronto) would score the convert to tie it up at seven.

Just five minutes later, McMaster would retake the lead. Veteran Maggie Cogger-Orr (Thornhill) would do most of the work, weaving her way up the middle of the field to the goal line where Rebecca Thompson (Guelph) finished it off with a try. Black would add the two points.

Shortly after that, Cogger-Orr scored the next two tries for McMaster for a comfortable 24-7 lead going into the second half.

McMaster wouldn’t stop there. They would shut out of the Blues for the entire second half and go on a scoring rampage. First up was a try from Sarah Berry (East York) with a big run up the sideline and through the Toronto defence. Eight minutes later, Black had two tries just two minutes apart and connect on both converts to go up 43-7.

To finish off the game, Cogger-Orr would score her third try of the game and Kailyn Jones (Port Colbourne) would get one of her own. Both converts would be made by Black for a final score of 60-7. One more try would come from Claire Lockhart (Waterloo) before the end of the game.

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