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U Sports National Women’s Rugby Championship in Wolfville Nov. 1-4

Laura Pfleiderer dives over the try line versus St. FX.
Laura Pfleiderer dives over the try line versus St. FX. - Acadia Athletics/ PeterOleskevich

WOLFVILLE, N.S. – Acadia University will be buzzing with activity as varsity rugby teams compete for a national title at Raymond Field from Nov. 1-4.

The Wolfville-based Axewomen are hosting the 2018 U Sports National Women’s Rugby Championships.

Acadia’s squad includes a number of athletes hailing from the Annapolis Valley: Amanda Jardine (Greenwood), Keisha Kane (Kings County), Kia Sawler (Windsor) and Sydney Smith (Middleton).

The Axewomen are set to play the Ottawa Gee Gees in quarter-final action Nov. 1 at 7 p.m.

See the full schedule below:

Nov. 1

11:30 a.m. Quarter-final #1 – Calgary Dinos (#3) vs Laval Rouge et Or (#6)

2 p.m. Quarter-final # 2 – StFX X-Women (#2) vs Queen’s Gaels ((#7)

4:30 p.m. Quarter-final #3 – Guelph Gryphons (#4) vs Victoria Vikes (#5

7 p.m. Quarter-final #4 – Ottawa Gee Gees (#1) vs Acadia Axewomen (#8)

Nov. 2

4:30 p.m. Semifinal #1 (Winner QF#1 vs. Winner QF #2)

7 p.m. Semifinal #2 (Winner QF #3 vs. Winner QF #4)

Nov. 3

11:30 a.m. Consolation Semi-Final #1 (Loser QF #1 vs. Loser QF #2)

2 p.m. Consolation Semi-Final # (Loser QF #3 vs. Loser QF #4)

Nov. 4

11:30 a.m. Consolation Final (Winner CSF #1 vs. Winner CSF #2)

2 p.m. Bronze Medal (Loser SF #1 vs. Loser SF #)

4:30 p.m. Championship (Winner SF #1 vs. Winner SF #2)

Related link: Defying the odds: Acadia Axewomen rugby player reflects on miraculous recovery, return to sport

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