Women’s Rugby News

VICTORIA (U SPORTS) – Six different UBC student-athletes scored tries during the Thunderbirds’ 34-12 victory over the Acadia Axewomen on Nov. 4 in their consolation semifinal game at the 2022 U SPORTS Women’s Rugby Championship on Friday.

UBC’s tries were scored in the 20th, 23rd, 35th, 44th, 60th and 70th minutes by Shoshanah Seumanutafa, Rachel Smith, Mia Bullock, Savannah Bauder, Jordan McLeod, and Kristin Johnson, respectively, while Juliette Matsukubo (15th minute) and Danielle Wisen (56th minute) replied in a losing cause for Acadia.

With this win, UBC advances to play the winner of Victoria/UPEI on Sunday, Nov. 6, in the fifth-place game, while Acadia ends their season with an overall regular and post-season record of 5-3.

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.



  • Acadia: Kenzie Cecchetto
  • UBC: Rachel Smith



First Half

15’ Acadia try #13 Juliette Matsukubo (Convert #12 Sara Grant) - 7-0 Acadia

20’ UBC try #12 Shoshanah Seumanutafa (Convert #10 Savannah Bauder) – 7-7

23’ UBC try #8 Rachel Smith (Convert #10 Savannah Bauder) – 14-7 UBC

35’ UBC try #14 Mia Bullock (#10 convert missed) – 19-7 UBC


Second Half

44’ UBC try #10 Savannah Bauder (#10 convert missed) – 24-7 UBC

56’ Acadia try #8 Danielle Wisen (#12 Convert missed) – 24-12 UBC

60’ UBC try #2 Jordan McLeod (#10 convert missed) – 29-12 UBC

70’ UBC try #19 Kristin Johnson (#10 convert missed) – 34-12 UBC