Women’s Rugby News

VICTORIA (U SPORTS) – Lizzie Gibson struck for nine points as the Queen’s Gaels topped the University of Ottawa Gee-Gees 22-17 in the second semifinal at the 2022 U SPORTS Women’s Rugby Championship on Nov. 4.

Queen’s tries were scored in the ninth, 24th, and 30th minutes by Madeline Kushner, Amelia Stapley and Madison Donnelly, respectively, while Ketsia Kamba replied in the 40th, Deborah Oyetoran in the 51st, and Sophie McDonald in the 70th minute in a losing cause for Ottawa.

With this win, Queen’s advances to play Laval on Sunday, Nov. 6 at 3 p.m. PT in the championship final, while Ottawa takes on Guelph in the bronze medal game Sunday.  


Nike Team Top Performers

  • Ottawa: Ketsia Kamba
  • Queen’s: Siobhan Sheerin



First Half

9’ Queens try #10 Madeline Kushner (#7 convert missed) 5-0 Queen’s

24’ Queens try #14 Amelia Stapley (Convert #7 Lizzie Gibson) – 12-0 Queen’s

30’ Queen’s try #13 Madison Donnelly (Convert #7 Lizzie Gibson) – 19-0 Queen’s

35’ Queen’s PG #7 Lizzie Gibson - 22-0 Queen’s


Second Half

40’ Ottawa try #5 Ketsia Kamba (#10 convert missed) 22-5 Queen’s

51’ Ottawa try #1 Deborah Oyetoran (#10 convert missed) 22-10 Queen’s

70’ Ottawa try #16 Sophie McDonald (Convert #10 Claire Gallagher) – 22-17 Queen’s