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Rugby Sevens Opens ’19 Campaign in Full Stride

Rugby Sevens Opens ’19 Campaign in Full Stride

KITCHENER – The defending champions opened up the 2019 season, sweeping its first tournament of the year. The Hawks outscored their opponents, 98-7, and easily established themselves once again as the premier program in the province.

Cheyenne De Luca led all scorers for Humber, finishing the day with 34 points and moved into second all-time on the OCAA career scoring list.

All-star Christina Branch finished the day with 25 points and became the first player in OCAA history to surpass 400 career points.

Game One: Humber 36, Seneca 0
Renee Bowen, 1 try, 5 points
Christina Branch, 1 try, 3 converts, 11 points
Cheyenne De Luca, 3 tries, 15 points
Deandra Medford, 1 try, 5 points

Game Two: Humber 31, Sheridan 7
Alicia Hayes, 1 penalty try, 7 points
Christina Branch, 1 try, 1 convert, 7 points
Cheyenne De Luca, 2 tries, 1 convert, 12 points
Essence Palmer-McCarthy, 1 try, 5 points

Game Three: Humber 31, Conestoga 0
Renee Bowen, 1 try, 5 points
Sarah Bothen, 1 convert, 2 points
Hayley O'Donoghue, 1 try, 5 points
Christina Branch, 1 try, 1 convert, 7 points
Cheyenne De Luca, 1 try, 1 convert, 7 points
Deandra Medford, 1 try, 5 points

Humber Highlights

  • Cheyenne De Luca and Christina Branch are tied with 49 career tries.
  • In three-plus seasons, head coach Dale Essue now has 51 rugby 7's wins.
  • After the opening week of play, Humber is the only undefeated program in the province.
  • Deandra Medford now sits fourth all-time in scoring for Humber, surpassing Humber great Charli Mocon.

What's Next?
Humber (3-0, 1st West) will return to action Sept. 28 at Sheridan for its second West Tournament of the season. Game one starts at 10 a.m.