Velox A's 14 - Oak Bay 43
- written by John Lyall
In what can only be described as the most disappointing effort and result of the year, the Velox team received a hard earned lesson in the Premier league, losing comprehensively 43 to 14 to Oak Bay.
You can find photos of the game at: http://www.pbase.com/autie/casterway_vs_velox
Currently, we are in fourth place, 4 points up on UVic. League play continues with two home games remaining, against the Pride and UVic. It is a understatement to say that these upcoming two weeks are of critical importance to our club. Post game comments included oaths of commitment mentally and physically this week at training in order to prepare ourselves for these challenges ahead.
We look forward to continued full club support.
Velox B's 27 - Nanaimo 24
The Beavers managed another squeaker against Nanaimo this last weekend, holding on for a victory after letting the opposition climb back from a 27-5 deficit.
Scoring started in the first half with a penalty kick by Sean. The only try by Velox in the first half was a team effort taken over by Nelson (who took the working man award for the game). One Nanaimo tally put the score at 8-5 for Velox at the break.
Early in the second, Sean put Velox further ahead after an impressive one-man effort - picking the ball from the back of a scrum 40m out, he danced through much of the opposition backfield to score (no doubt contributing to his being selected as man of the match). Duck scored the next try from the centers, taking advantage of several phases of recycled ball from the forwards. Converted by Sean.
Nanaimo started coming back with conviction at this point, leading to an impressive goal line defense from the Beavers. For a solid five minutes, the opposition pounded away at our goal line but were unable to punch over. Jesus on the wing ended their onslaught by picking off a pass and sprinting 95 meters to score between the Nanaimo uprights. The conversion made the score 27-5.
With twenty minutes left, the boys let their guard down. Nanaimo, apparently unaware that the game was done, continued to come hard. Three tries and two conversions later, Nanaimo narrowed the gap to an uncomfortable 3 points before the final whistle.
The win puts the B's into the Island first division semi-final this coming Saturday against James Bay.
We'd also like to thank Doug, Lori, and Allysia for their substantial efforts at feeding all four squads after our games.
Sr Women 39 - Douglas 0
The women played on Sunday against the only squad that has beaten them this year - first place Douglas College. Velox dominated through the entire 80 minutes, and takes over first place with the victory. Their points for/against for the season thus far is an impressive 255/59.
The B's proceed to the Island semi-finals on Saturday, with a 1pm kickoff at McDonald park against JBAA. The A's continue the hunt for a Premier berth on Sunday against the Pride (2:45 at Velox). The women also play on Sunday, 11:30 at home against the Surrey Beavers.
Also on Sunday was the Grey Cup. In what John describes as the upset of the century, Couchguy and Cam Neish won the Grey Cup Chili Cookoff, dethroning Captain John Lyall* of the prize. Thanks to the four entrants, John, Cam and Brian, Micha and Chad Vath. We look forward to the next Chili Cookoff at Super Bowl. Ten entries is our goal.
The BCRU has organized a WIN WIN Lottery draw, and Velox is in on selling tickets. Each chance costs $10, but the prizes are great:
- early bird draw Dec 5, Langara Fishing Lodge for 2 [value $7500]
- grand prize, a 2005 Harley Davidson FXST Softail motorcycle, drawn Jan 30/05
All players are being asked to sell a book of tickets, and the proceeds stay with us.
Velox Christmas Party
Our annual holiday get together will be Saturday, December 4, 2004 at 8pm. Dress: Number Two's. There will be a live band, and everyone is asked to bring an appetizer.
There has been a small clarification on our sponsorship at Maude Hunters. To be eligible for the discount prices on beer and natchos, you need to be in a group of at least 6 people.
Room for Rent
Large 2 Bedroom bsmt Suite in Royal Oak. Heat and Hotwater incl. Own down stairs Laundry and entrance. View any time, Avail Feb 1. Call Dale @ home 727-6996 Cell 514-6995
Canadian Cancer Society
On behalf of his mom, Chad would like to thank those that contributed to her efforts to raise money by shaving her head. You can find a picture at: http://veloxrugby.com/pictures/Chads_mom.JPG Carol says that the dents in Chad's head are not a family trait and that they may have been caused by the numerous times she "accidentally" dropped him on his head.