Rugby team lose opener

By Douglas Long

The University of Calgary Dinos womens rugby team fell 78-0 to open up their season in Edmonton versus The University of Alberta Golden Pandas last Friday.

The Dinos knew they were going to get their hands dirty as the Pandas were coming into the 2010-2011 season with 19 returning players. Last year the Pandas finished second place, behind reigning national champions, the University of Lethbridge Pronghorns. This season the Dinos are seeking to improve after failing to record a win or a try during their 2009 season.

The Dinos move on to face the University of Victoria Vikes in Victoria this Thursday. The Vikes were ranked fourth in 2009. They finished the season 1-4 and recorded their first win in eight years beating the Dinos 5-0.

After playing such a close game last year, the Dinos are seeking vengeance against a sputtering UVic team who recently lost 63-0 to the Pronghorns. Both teams are coming into this game after dropping their season openers in complete shut-outs.

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