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 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
- 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.
Humber will take the next week off before concluding the regular season at Seneca on Oct. 19.