By Lethbridge Herald on March 3, 2020.
The University of Lethbridge Pronghorns have placed fourth in this year’s Canada West Sevens Series.
The Horns were in Victoria last weekend for the final stop on the tour, defeating the Trinity Western Spartans 24-5 in the fifth-place game Sunday.
That fifth-place finish prevented the Pronghorns from moving up in the standings and placing fourth, six points behind the Alberta Pandas.
After advancing to the main draw in the first two legs of the series, a 1-2 opening day relegated the Pronghorns to the consolation side of the tournament.
Opening the tournament against the Calgary Dinos, the Pronghorns were handed a close 17-12 loss as Genna Wright and Rebecca Powell scored tries. Caitlin Sears hit one convert.
The Horns improved to 1-1 with a 34-0 win over the UBCO Heat.
Captain Abby Duguid led Lethbridge with two tries. Hailey Driscoll, Rebecca Powel, Genna Wright and Sara Cline each scored once and Sears and Janelle Agot each kicked one convert.
In a must-win game to wrap up Day 1 Saturday, the Horns fell 14-4 to the Victoria Vikes as Driscoll scored the lone Pronghorn try.
The Horns kicked off Sunday’s play with a 38-0 win over the Fraser Valley Cascades. Christina Norsten scored twice, while Powell, Wright, Abby Neudorf and Agot scored one try each.
Agot had three converts and Sears kicked two.
In the fifth-place game, Driscoll opened and closed the scoring with a try in each half. Sydney De La Mare and Sara Cline each scored a first half try and Sears made two converts.
Up next for the Pronghorns is the 2020 Canadian University Rugby Sevens Championship March 20-24 in Kingston, Ont.