Mac women open rugby season with easy win

Natasha Turner (Rockcliffe, Ont.) scored three tries on the Back 10 rugby pitch as the No. 9 McMaster Marauders thumped the Trent Excalibur 41-19 to open the 2010 Ontario University Athletics season on Saturday.

Alison McFadden (Barrie) crossed the try line twice for McMaster. Senior Kimberly Ngai (Markham) and sophomore Hannah Braithwaite (Kingston) added one try each. Allison Morris (Stoney Creek) added six points on three conversions.

Lauren Wizowski (Lindsay, Ont.) and Kaitlyn Severin (Port Hope, Ont.) both scored a try for Trent and fly-half Kristine Boyles (Peterborough) rounded out the scoring with two conversions.

McMaster (1-0) is back at home next Saturday, Sept.18, when they host the Toronto Varsity Blues on Back 10 Field at noon.