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Sarnia Saints Women's team had a strong come back
Sunday June 10, 2012  by Mandy Milliquet

The Norfolk Harvesters came out strong against the Saints women's team on Saturday against Norfolk at Waterford High school. The team managed to push through the Saints defensive line, scoring a try early in the game. Although the ladies fought back, running the ball deep into the Harvesters' 22, the Saints lost possession, leading to a second try from Norfolk.

After some reassessing, the Saints picked up their game, running the ball hard down the field and out wide to Daria Keane, who stiff-armed her way through the Norfolk defense to score the Saints' first try of the game. Keane's try proved to be the boost the women needed, as teammate Lauren Wilks followed suit with the team's second try, followed by another 5 points from Keane. The second half was up and down for both teams, but the Saints dug deep and secured the win with two tries from Carleigh LaLonge and another try by Mandy Milliquet, after the Harvesters third and final try of the game.

Lisa Oleniuk completed 4 conversion kicks, adding 8 points to the score board. Oleniuk was also named player of the game for the Saints.

Final score
Sarnia 38 v Norfolk 17.  The Lady Saints are now  2 - 0 in league play.

The Saints will be hosting a full day of rugby June 16th at Norm Perry Park. The matches will kickoff at noon with the ladies, followed by the menís development side at 1:30pm, and then the premier match at 3pm. Volunteers from the Sarnia-Lambton Multiple Sclerosis branch will be collecting a toonie at the gate; your donation is greatly appreciated. There will also be a refreshment tent, BBQ, 50/50 draw, and much more.

Lisa Oleniuk
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