The Abbotsford U17 boys team stamped their dominance on Bayside, one of their traditional rivals, in the sunshine on sunday with a 72-0 win in front of a couple hundred spectators. The Abbotsford U17's are in pursuit of their 3rd successive BC title. Jordan Tait-Comis was top point scorer with 32 points, which may be a record breaking haul for the club in one game.
Coaches Alan Borrows and Brent Valder said that it was a solid performance from the whole squad. The fowards dominated posession, which allowed the backs to run rampant with tries from Allan Dicks 2, Paddy Sheilds 2,Chris Calderon and Jared Douglas. Forwards Darwin Guevara and Mark Mc Cutcheon also scored. Next week U17's travel to Capilano to play the team they have met twice before in the previous 2 BC finals.
In other action, 5 of 6 Abbotsford Youth teams emerged from the Sept 27/28 weekend victorious.
U-15 Boys undefeated in early league play
The Abbotsford Rugby Club U-15 Boys posted their second win of the season Sunday with a 34-7 victory over Bayside. Jorden Best, Justin Douglas and JD Paul each garnered two tries supported by David Rose with two conversions. Trevor France was awarded "Man of the Match" honours for his hard working play. The boys travel to take on the Capilano All Blacks next Sunday.
Abbotsford's U-16 Boys overcame an early try from visiting Chilliwack to prevail in a 24-5 effort on Sunday at Exhibition Park. Tries were scored by Brody Quirk, Christian Styles (2) and Connor Hunter, who added two coverts.
The Abbotsford U17s stamped their dominance on one of there traditional rivals Bayside in the sunshine on sunday with a 72-0 win. In front of a couple hundred spectators the Abbotsford U17's are looking for their 3rd successive BC title. Jordan Tait-Comis was top point scorer with 32 points, which maybe a record breaking haul for the club in one game.
Coaches Alan Borrows and Brent Valder said that it was a solid performance from the whole squad, the forwards dominated possession which allowed the backs to run rampant with tries from Allan Dicks 2, Paddy Shields 2,Cris Calderon and Jared Douglas, forwards Darwin Guevara and Mark Mc Cutcheon also scored. Next week U17's travel to Capilano to play the team they have met twice before in the previous 2 BC finals.
The Abbotsford U-18 Women's team thumped Velox 74-10 on Sunday. Leading the scoring were Lindsay Sidwell with 3 tries, Angee Loewen (2), Shea Fehr (2) along with Kadie Goldbaum, Meagan Pauls, Kara Earnshaw, Brittany Thompson, Elisa Cagnette, Diana Bonilla and Annie Arnott. Angee Loewen added two conversions.
U-19 Men Tier 1
The U-19 Tier 1 team traveled to Surrey and were defeated in a closely fought match, 22-19. Abbotsford dominated early but met with strong defence. Surrey pulled ahead to stay in the second half but the Abbotsford men did not give up, scoring on the last play of the game. Tries were scored by Jake Buskell, Chris Chalmers and Kurtis Appeldoorn. Carlos Martinez added 2 conversions.
U-19 Men Tier 2
The Tier 2 Men traveled to Vancouver to play a surprisingly strong SFU side, winning 17-5. The Abbotsford side played with 14 men for 50 of the match's 70 minutes as a first half yellow card sent a player to the 'sin bin' and injuries combined to deplete the side. Nevertheless, intelligent tactical kicking from halfbacks Brian Cuthbertson and Arie Neu kept the SFU side pinned in their end, with aggressive defensive work from David Brooks and Vuk Djordjevic. Tries were scored by Arie Neu, Sam Batryn and Justin Meade, who was outstanding at fullback. Arie Neu added a convert.
The Abbotsford club added another new team (Tier 2 U-19) to its complement this year, marking the third year in a row we have added to our respective leagues.