Three of Abbotsford's senior teams have advanced to the BC Final on the May 15/16 weekend. The men's Div 1 team defeated Seattle 43-12 in a hard fought battle to advance to the BC Final. The Div 2 squad beat Surrey 27-7 in the semi-final to also advance. The Abby women's Div 1 team toppled Kamloops 29-12 to earn a berth to the BC Final.
The final games are at Klahanie Park in North Vancouver, men on Saturday, May 15 and women on Sunday, May 16.
Div 1 - 3pm vs Langley at Klahanie Park (Sat, May 15)
Div 2 - 1pm vs Kamloops at Klahanie Park (Sat, May 15)
Women Div 1 - 11:30am vs SFU at Klahanie Park (Sun, May 16)
Four Abby Teams in BC Semi-Final
The upcoming weekend of May 8 marks a significant weekend for Abbotsford rugby with 4 senior teams in the BC FInals. The Division 1, 2, and 3 men, as well as the Division 1 women are all playing this weekend to earn a spot at the BC Final next weekend.
The Division 1 women earned a bye this past weekend from their performance through the year. They will take on Kamloops at home, a team they have exchanged wins with on their two meetings this season. Led by Canada U-20 speedster Megan Hamm, the ladies will be looking for a repeat of their last meeting, where the Abby team earned a convincing 20 point victory.
Abbotsford Division 3 team has not made the playoffs for several years, but are coming off of two great weekends of rugby. This past weekend saw the group travel to Velox as the number 6 mainland seed, where a late comeback brought them from a 24-10 deficit to an astonishing 29-24 victory over the island number 1 seed. Led by captain Mark Latam, the Div 3 boys travel to North Van this weekend to take on the powerhouse Capilano club in an effort to earn a spot in the final.
The Abbotsford Men's Division 1 and 2 sides enter the playoffs as top seeds with an unblemished record, finishing the regular season with an impressive combined record of 43-0. The Division 2 side will play a strong Surrey team who upset Seattle this past weekend with a narrow 12-5 victory down south. Wiley veteran Scott Alexander has 4 BC Championships under his belt and will be looking to take his young team through to another title.
The Division 1 side takes on Seattle this Saturday at home, who are coming off a convincing win over Nanaimo 57-17. Seattle's superleague team, Old Puget Sound, has a bye this weekend from their normal US competition, so the battle will prove to be fierce. The Div 1 team had it's closest game of the season against Seattle on their pitch, coming from behind to win the game 15-13. With their young team boasting current Canada U-20 player Kurtis Appeldoorn and past Canada representatives Lucas de Beer, Nick Thiessen, Konrad Rybkowski, Jeremy Swaan, Ryan McWhinney, and Scott Hunter, the men will no doubt be ready for the challenge.
Schedule of Games:
Div 1 Women - 11:30am at Ex Park
Div 3 Men - 11:30am at Klahanie Park
Div 2 Men - 1pm at Ex Park
Div 1 Men - 2:30pm at Ex Park