Women’s Rugby News

Queen’s seals the deal, advances to semifinals

VICTORIA (U SPORTS) – Lizzie Gibson’s penalty goal with no time left on the clock proved to be a winner as the Queen’s Gaels defeated the Victoria Vikes, 13-10, in their quarterfinal game at the 2022 U SPORTS Women’s Rugby Championship on November 2.

Queen’s points were scored in the 14th, 48th, and 70th minutes by Gibson with two penalty goals and Maggie Banks with the try, while Lucie Romeo replied with two tries in the Vikes’ effort.

With this win, Queen’s advances to play Ottawa on Friday, November 4 at 7 p.m. PT at Centennial Stadium, while Victoria takes on UPEI in the consolation semifinal on November 4 at 3 p.m. PT.

View the schedule and results on the U SPORTS Women’s Rugby Championship website. To follow the championships live, visit CBC Gem and CBC Sports online.



  • Queen’s: Maggie Banks
  • Victoria: Lucie Romeo



First Half

14’ Queen’s PG #7 Lizzie Gibson - 3-0 Queens

24’ Victoria try #11 Lucie Romeo - 5-3 Victoria


Second Half

48’ Queens try #12 Maggie Banks (Convert #7 Lizzie Gibson) 10-5 Queen’s

64’ Victoria try #11 Lucie Romeo (#8 convert missed) 10-10

70’ Queen’s PG #7 Lizzie Gibson 13-10 Queen’s