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Though last year’s game was close, this year, Bangor was behind from the very start. Club Captain Joanna says that Aber’s team was stronger than last year, especially on defense. In comparison, Bangor’s team had a high number of freshmen, though Joanna says that they played well for a new team. Bangor did step up their game during the second half, especially the third quarter, which they won 9-8.

Bangor earned a point lead very early on in the game, which they maintained throughout. The team attributes their success to teamwork and solid play from each of their players. Star player Bryanna (#44, pictured) said that whenever she went for a goal her team was always there to back her up. Another player, Jenny (#14) said that even the team’s weaker players played very well. It was Jenny’s last game after six years with the team, and she said she was glad to end on a win. Bangor capitalized well on Aber’s mistakes—a fumble of the ball or a…

In the last game for many of Bangor University Women’s Rugby players, they lost 32-0 to an experienced Aber side. Starting well, Bangor held their own in the first half despite bringing a small squad spattered with injuries. After an unconverted Aber try, Bangor number 10 Beth Rimmer-Kent received a yellow card and a ten-minute suspension. Defending bravely only metres from their try line, Bangor held off waves of Aber attacks. A quick-tap penalty coupled with confusion to the referees decision, Aber made it 10-0 at half-time. In the second half, Aber scored two more tries, as Bangor suffered heavy injuries to key players.…