Marauders miss golden opportunity

There will be no gold for the McMaster Marauders women’s rugby team. But bronze is a possibility.

The No. 2 nationally ranked Guelph Gryphons handed the Marauders a 72-0 shellacking on Saturday (Oct. 20), denying McMaster a spot in next weekend’s Ontario University Athletics championship game. Instead the Marauders will contest for the bronze medal against the Warriors in Waterloo.

Guelph and Queen’s will meet in the final.

Fullback Caitlin McNally scored a game high 20 points on four tries in the game. Centre Brittany Benn scored three tries and lock Caitlin Beaton scored the remaining two for the Gryphons. Three converts that went through the posts came from Shannon Spurrell.