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Gee-Gees women’s rugby travelling to McGill

Alison MacCormack. Photo: geegees.ca

Submitted by uOttawa sports information

The Gee-Gees will trek up to Montreal this weekend to take on McGill for their second match of the season Sunday at 1 p.m. The Gee-Gees will look to build on their 56-5 season opening win over Bishop’s last weekend.

“They played much better than I expected,” said head coach Suzanne Chaulk on her team’s performance in the Bishop’s win, “[The team’s] gelling a lot better [than expected]. Normally when you put that many rookies in the line-up, you expect things to be a little rougher. The new rookies are adapting to our style of play really quickly.

And that’s credit to the veterans because they’ve been doing a very good job of mentoring [the rookies] so that it all feels comfortable and logical.”

McGill won their first game of the season 71-0 over Sherbrooke. McGill and uOttawa split their two games last season; with the Gee-Gees winning 7-6 in September and McGill snagging a 28-12 win in October.

“I think we’re extremely well matched,” said Chaulk on facing McGill. “I think we play somewhat similar styles in that we both play very wide open. They’ve got some good speed and I think that’s where we’re very strong as well.”

Third year flanker/center Allison MacCormack (Orangeville, Ont.) received honours as this week’s Desjardins female athlete of the week at uOttawa. 

Fourth year fullback/wing captain Sarah Meng (Waterloo, Ont.) is leading the Gee-Gees in scoring so far, having contributed three tries in the season’s first game.

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