Host Three Oaks rugby teams reach Voye tourney semifinals

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Jesse Cameron of the Three Oaks Axemen races up the field to score a second-half try during action at the 18th annual David Voye memorial rugby tournament in Summerside on Friday. The Axemen shut out Northumberland from Pictou County, N.S., 34-0 to improve to 2-0. 

SUMMERSIDE — The playoff matchups are now set at the 18th annual David Voye Memorial rugby tournament.

The two host Three Oaks teams will be right in the middle of the action in this morning’s semifinals.

The Three Oaks girls punched their ticket with a 34-0 victory over Northumberland from Alma, N.S.

“We played a whole game for sure,” said Axewomen head coach Matt Champion. “The tempo was really good.

“The girls never quit. They showed real drive to finish out the game, and didn’t quit once they got up by a few (points) and ran hard all the way through.”

Carrie McGuire led the Axewomen with three trys while Julie Campbell, Lauren Sheidow, Taran Price and Monica Arsenault contributed single trys. Price added a convert.

With 11 girls’ teams entered, Three Oaks and Northumberland were the only two teams in Pool A while the other nine teams formed a trio of three-team pools.

The Axewomen will take on Avon View from Windsor, N.S., in one of two semifinals at 10 a.m. Cobequid Education Centre from Truro and North Nova from New Glasgow will meet in the other all-Nova Scotia semifinal.

On the boys’ side at 11 a.m., the Axemen will take on the Montague Vikings in one of two all-P.E.I. semifinals. The Bluefield Bobcats and Colonel Gray Colonels will meet in the other semifinal.

The Axemen, Colonels and Vikings all completed the round robin at 2-0 (won-lost) while Bluefield went 1-1.

The Axemen, led by the two-try effort of veteran Logan Plant, trimmed Northumberland from Alma, N.S., 42-0 in an early-evening game Friday.

Three Oaks, which opened the tournament with a 48-7 win over Westisle on Thursday night, also received trys from Alex Rose, Dan Fingler, Jesse Cameron and Aiden Smith. Cameron and Sebastien Roy-Garand chipped in with converts.

“We got up early and had trouble punching it in after that, and made some mental errors,” assessed Axemen head coach James Voye. “Eventually we cleaned up our game and started to score more.”

Montague defeated Avon View 15-0 and Cobequid Education Centre 14-0 on Friday.

Gray was victorious over Horton High 48-0  and 21-5 versus North Nova.

The girls’ championship is scheduled for 2 p.m., followed by the boys’ final at 3 p.m.

SCHEDULE

Today

Boys

9 a.m. – Avon View vs. Westisle.

11 a.m. – Semifinals: Three Oaks vs. Montague; Colonel Gray vs. Bluefield.

Noon – Hants East vs. Horton.

1 p.m. – Lockview vs. North Nova.

3 p.m. – Championship game.

 

Girls

9 a.m. – Northumberland vs. Bluefield.

10 a.m. – Semifinals: Three Oaks vs. Avon View; Cobequid Education Centre vs. North Nova.

Noon – Westisle vs. Horton; Northumberland vs. Hants East.

1 p.m. – Colonel Gray vs. Halifax West.

2 p.m. – Championship game.

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RESULTS

Boys

Montague 15 Avon View 0

John Ross Young and Dillon Perry scored trys while Coady Forrester added a convert and penalty kick to lead Montague.

Lockview 22 Hants East 10

Drew Turner’s three-try effort sparked Lockview, which received one try from Justin Weimer and a convert from Dallas Maxwell.

Clay MacDonell had both trys for Hants East.

Avon View 12 Cobequid 0

Logan Blanchard and Ben Davidson scored trys for Avon View. Davidson also added a convert.

Westisle 20 Northumberland 14

Elliot Watters scored a try and a pair of drop goals to lead the Wolverines. A drop goal is counted when the ball is kicked over the cross bar between the uprights.

Ryan Sutherland chipped in with a try for the Wolverines while Brandon Millar and Parker Butler each had converts.

Ryan Cook and Colin Chislet counted trys for Northumberland, which received converts from James MacKazie and Ryan Pellerin.

Bluefield 21 Lockview 0

Mike Chrzaszcz had a three-try effort to ignite the Bobcats’ offence. Zack Wright kicked all three converts.

Colonel Gray 21 North Nova 5

Steve MacMillan, Cody McPhee, Isiah Hood scored trys for the Colonels. Matt Buell added three converts.

Cole Livingstone was credited with North Nova’s try.

Montague 14 Cobequid 0

Dalton Kemp scored two trys to lead Montague past Cobequid. Cody Forrester had a convert.

Colonel Gray 49 Horton 0

Jarrod MacAdam (3), Damen Allkabalan (2), Sam Jenkins (2), Taylor Perry and Duncan Rixon all scored trys for the Colonels. Connor Moerike kicked two converts.

Hants East 19 Bluefield 17

Hants East received trys from Clay MacDonnell, Jacob Gilby and Devon Pemell. Cameron MacBeth contributed two converts.

Ben Landry (try), Zack White (try), Zack Hennessey (try) and Zack White (convert) accounted for Bluefield’s scoring.

North Nova 41 Horton 0

Mark Vokey’s three trys led the way for North Nova. Eric MacLeod (2), Ryan Chabasol and Christian Frosst also had trys. Eric MacLeod converted three trys.

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Girls

Avon View 22 Hants East 0

Katie Giles scored two trys and had a convert to pace Avon View. Julie Morash and Natalie Rippey each had single trys.

Cobequid 15 Colonel Gray 5

Brianna Preston counted two trys while Sarah Keddy had one score to account for Cobequid’s scoring. Anneke Dykerman scored Gray’s try.

North Nova 29 Westisle 10

Jasmine Zanenga, Chelsea MacGregor, Keeley MacGuish and Tori MacGuish scored trys for North Nova, which is from New Glasgow, N.S. Caroline Straub chipped in with three converts and Paige Clark added a penalty kick.

Darbie Oliver (try), Sydney Gaudette (convert) and Taylor Gaudette (penalty kick) accounted for Westisle’s scoring.

Bluefield 12 Hants East 10

Catherine MacCallum and Jenna Holmes each scored a try for Bluefield. Ashley Stead added a convert.

Kaitlyn Norman and Brooklyn Greek had trys for Hants East.

Cobequid 10 Horton 5

Karen Hu and Autumn Smiley each scored a try for Cobequid.

Breanna Cook had Horton’s lone score.

North Nova 15 Halifax West 0

Caroline Staub scored a try and kicked a convert and penalty kick to account for 10 of North Nova’s points. Tori MacCaul added a try.

Halifax West 17 Westisle 5

Rachel MacDonald scored two trys to lead Halifax West while Emily Nolan added a try and convert.

Colonel Gray 12 Horton High 7

Alivia Berrington and Anika Dykerman counted trys for Gray. Bailey Andrews added a convert.

Emily West (try) and Shay Beaton (convert) provided Horton’s offence.

Avon View 27 Bluefield 0

Game statistics unavailable.

Organizations: Cobequid Education Centre 14, Wolverines

Geographic location: Northumberland, North Nova, Bluefield Alma New Glasgow Pool A Windsor Hants East Nova Scotia Brooklyn Halifax West

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