Championships Women’s Rugby

KINGSTON, ONT. (U SPORTS) – The Queen’s Gaels defeated the UBC Thunderbirds 33-26 on Wednesday in a quarterfinal clash at the 2021 U SPORTS Women’s Rugby Championship held at Nixon Field.

With the victory, Queen’s handed the previously undefeated UBC side their first loss of the season and did so in front of a packed home crowd.

In the 64th minute, Bridget Peros broke the deadlock for the Gaels. A powerful run and masterful offload by Queen’s captain Sophie de Goede set up the game-winning try for Peros.

de Goede provided offensive support for the Gaels scoring a try and adding four converts in the match.

Maddy Kushner, Hannah Daniels and Jadyn Walker also touched down for tries in the match for Queen’s.

Walker’s score came in the waning moments of the first half. The fullback delivered a highlight-reel run, breaking numerous tackles before dotting down for the try.

Emma Feldinger scored two tries for the Thunderbirds, while Savannah Bauder and Piper Logan each added a try apiece for UBC.

With this win, Queen’s advances to play the Laval Rouge et Or on Friday at 7:30 p.m. EST in the semifinal, while UBC takes on the Acadian Axewomen in the consolation semifinal. 



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  • Queen’s: Sophie de Goede

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  • UBC: Emma Feldinger

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Scoring Summary


Queen’s 33 – UBC 26

First Half

QUE – Try, Maddy Kushner (Sophie de Goede convert) 3’               7-0
QUE – Try, Hannah Daniels (Sophie de Goede convert) 5’             14-0
UBC – Try, Emma Feldinger (Savannah Bauder convert) 13’          14-7
QUE – Try, Sophie de Goede (Sophie de Goede convert) 18’         21-7
UBC – Try, Savannah Bauder (Savannah Bauder convert) 23’        21-14
QUE – Try, Jaden Walker (Convert unsuccessful) 36’                      26-14

Second Half

UBC – Try, Piper Logan (Convert unsuccessful) 38’                        26-19
UBC – Try, Emma Feldinger (Savannah Bauder convert) 51’          26-26
QUE – Try, Bridget Peros (Sophie de Goede convert) 64’               33-26

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As the official Rugby Ball Supplier of U SPORTS, Gilbert Rugby Canada will provide match balls and other prizing to the 2021 U SPORTS Women’s Rugby Championship Presented by Queen's University from Nov. 10 - Nov. 14 at Nixon Field.