Nelles tamed Mustangs in women’s rugby

Cindy Nelles (Photo: McMaster Athleics)

Cindy Nelles (Photo: McMaster Athleics)

Cindy Nelles of the women’s rugby team and Wayne Moore of the football team are the McMaster Marauders Pita Pit Athletes of the Week for the period Oct. 21-27.

Nelles, the team captain, took matters into her own hands on Saturday (Oct. 26), leading McMaster to a convincing 26-5 victory over the Western Mustangs to claim Ontario University Athletics bronze in the season finale.

The third-year eight man scored three tries and two converts for a game-high 19 points in the victory at Back 10 Field. She was particularly impressive in squashing the Mustangs’ hopes late in the game, scoring two of her tries after Western’s Tegan Williams had crossed the line in the 54th minute.

Moore, who was also named the OUA offensive player of the week, compiled 140 yards on 22 carries in McMaster’s 41-7 quarter-final win over the Ottawa Gee-Gees. He is a second-year running back from Etobicoke and a graduate of Richview high school.