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Another Tournament Sweep for Rugby Sevens

Another Tournament Sweep for Rugby Sevens

OAKVILLE – Humber rugby sevens (6-0, 1st West) kept its undefeated record intact on Saturday, sweeping its second straight tournament to begin the season. The Hawks extended their OCAA win streak to 13 consecutive matches, moving to 2-0 against Sheridan, Seneca, Conestoga.

After making quick work of Sheridan, Humber battled the always tough Seneca Sting. Christina Branch opened the scoring for the Hawks, picking up the ball at Humber's try line and racing the entire distance of the field for the try. Shortly after, Cheyenne De Luca did the same, sprinting from end-to-end untouched. The Hawks led 24-0 before the Sting scored back-to-back tries in the last four minutes of game time.

Christina Branch led all scorer's with 36 points – four tries and eight converts. Cheyenne De Luca finished with 35 points on seven tries. Through six games, De Luca has 13 tries and is on pace to break Michaela Knowles' (2016) OCAA single-season record of 26 tries.

Game One: Humber 35, Sheridan 5
Cheyenne De Luca, 4 tries, 20 points
Christina Branch, 1 try, 4 converts, 13 points
Alicia Hayes, 1 convert, 2 points

Game Two: Humber 24, Seneca 14
Cheyenne De Luca, 2 tries, 10 points
Christina Branch, 1 try, 2 converts, 9 points
Deandra Medford, 1 try, 5 points

Game Three: Humber 36, Conestoga 0
Christina Branch, 2 tries, 2 converts, 14 points
Sarah Bothen, 1 try, 1 convert, 7 points
Cheyenne De Luca, 1 try, 5 points
Melanie Raymond, 1 try, 5 points
Deandra Medford, 1 try, 5 points

Humber Highlights

  • Christina Branch's needs 65 points to become the first player in OCAA history to score 500 career points.
  • Cheyenne De Luca (56) surpassed Branch (53) for most career tries.
  • Humber's win streak of 13 is the second-longest in program history. (Record: 27)

What's Next?
The annual Crossover Weekend awaits Humber Oct. 5-6 at Fleming College. Game one begins at 11 a.m. against Loyalist (1-3, 4th East).