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Rugby 7's Finishes East/West With 3-1 Record, Branch Sets New OCAA Single-Game Record

Rugby 7's Finishes East/West With 3-1 Record, Branch Sets New OCAA Single-Game Record

PETERBOROUGH – Humber rugby sevens improved to 10-1 on the season, finishing the difficult Crossover Weekend with a 4-1 record. The Hawks outscored their opponents 132-59 over the tournament, highlighted by Christina Branch's 60 points.

In Humber's opening match, Christina Branch scored 30 points against Loyalist – breaking her own OCAA record of 27, from 2017. Branch finished with four tries and five converts in the win and both marks were one away from OCAA single-game records, as well.

Humber's only loss came in a lacklustre defeat against the Algonquin Thunder, falling to the team they beat in the 2018 Finals, 20-12. Two quick tries from Cheyenne De Luca gave Humber an early 12-5 lead but the Hawks were unable to hold on, getting shut out in the second half, while allowing the Thunder to score three unanswered tries.

Game One: Humber 45, Loyalist 7
Christina Branch, 4 tries, 5 converts, 30 points *OCAA record
Cheyenne De Luca, 2 tries, 10 points
Deandra Medford, 1 try, 5 points

Game Two: Humber 24, St. Lawrence 5
Cheyenne De Luca, 2 tries, 1 convert, 12 points
Christina Branch, 1 try, 1 converts, 7 points
Deandra Medford, 1 try, 5 points

Game Three: Algonquin 20, Humber 12
Cheyenne De Luca, 2 tries, 10 points
Christina Branch, 1 convert, 2 points

Game Four: Humber 24, Fleming 10
Christina Branch, 2 tries, 2 converts, 14 points
Cheyenne De Luca, 2 tries, 10 points

Game Five: Humber 27, Durham 17
Cheyenne De Luca, 3 tries, 15 points
Christina Branch, 1 try, 1 convert, 7 points
Deandra Medford, 1 try, 5 points

Humber Highlights

  • After a 62-point weekend, senior Christina Branch needs five more points to become the first rugby seven's player to surpass 500 career points.
  • Senior Cheyenne De Luca has 24 tries this season, two away from the OCAA record of 26 set by Michaela Knowles from Conestoga in 2016.
  • Humber's win streak was snapped at 15 games – the second-longest streak in program history.
  • In four seasons, Humber now has four regular-season losses.

What's Next?
Humber will take the next week off before concluding the regular season at Seneca on Oct. 19.