Mac Women Rugby CHAMPS!

The McMaster women’s rugby team accomplished a first in their history, upsetting perennial powerhouse Guelph Saturday at Mac 19-10 to claim their first ever OUA championship. Mac capitalized on their opportunities, scored when they needed, and played a bend-but-don’t-break defense to thwart the Gryphons. Here’s a look at the action. – Barry Gray

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, October 25, 2014 - McMaster women's rugby team vs. Guelph for the OUA championship, at Ron Joyce Stadium at McMaster. Mac won for the first time in their history, 19-10.  Players celebrate at the final whistle. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, October 25, 2014 – McMaster women’s rugby team vs. Guelph for the OUA championship, at Ron Joyce Stadium at McMaster. Mac won for the first time in their history, 19-10. Players celebrate at the final whistle. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, October 25, 2014 - McMaster women's rugby team vs. Guelph for the OUA championship, at Ron Joyce Stadium at McMaster. Mac won for the first time in their history, 19-10.  Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, October 25, 2014 – McMaster women’s rugby team vs. Guelph for the OUA championship, at Ron Joyce Stadium at McMaster. Mac won for the first time in their history, 19-10. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, October 25, 2014 - McMaster women's rugby team vs. Guelph for the OUA championship, at Ron Joyce Stadium at McMaster. Mac won for the first time in their history, 19-10.  Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, October 25, 2014 – McMaster women’s rugby team vs. Guelph for the OUA championship, at Ron Joyce Stadium at McMaster. Mac won for the first time in their history, 19-10. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, October 25,2014 - McMaster women's rugby team vs. Guelph for the OUA championship, at Ron Joyce Stadium at McMaster. Mac won for the first time in their history, 19-10.  Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, October 25,2014 – McMaster women’s rugby team vs. Guelph for the OUA championship, at Ron Joyce Stadium at McMaster. Mac won for the first time in their history, 19-10. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, October 25, 2014 - McMaster women's rugby team vs. Guelph for the OUA championship, at Ron Joyce Stadium at McMaster. Mac won for the first time in their history, 19-10.  Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, October 25, 2014 – McMaster women’s rugby team vs. Guelph for the OUA championship, at Ron Joyce Stadium at McMaster. Mac won for the first time in their history, 19-10. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, October 25, 2014 - McMaster women's rugby team vs. Guelph for the OUA championship, at Ron Joyce Stadium at McMaster. Mac won for the first time in their history, 19-10.  Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, October 25, 2014 – McMaster women’s rugby team vs. Guelph for the OUA championship, at Ron Joyce Stadium at McMaster. Mac won for the first time in their history, 19-10. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, October 25, 2014 - McMaster women's rugby team vs. Guelph for the OUA championship, at Ron Joyce Stadium at McMaster. Mac won for the first time in their history, 19-10.  Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, October 25, 2014 – McMaster women’s rugby team vs. Guelph for the OUA championship, at Ron Joyce Stadium at McMaster. Mac won for the first time in their history, 19-10. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, October 25, 2014 - McMaster women's rugby team vs. Guelph for the OUA championship, at Ron Joyce Stadium at McMaster. Mac won for the first time in their history, 19-10.  Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, October 25, 2014 – McMaster women’s rugby team vs. Guelph for the OUA championship, at Ron Joyce Stadium at McMaster. Mac won for the first time in their history, 19-10. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, October 25, 2014 - McMaster women's rugby team vs. Guelph for the OUA championship, at Ron Joyce Stadium at McMaster. Mac won for the first time in their history, 19-10.  Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, October 25, 2014 – McMaster women’s rugby team vs. Guelph for the OUA championship, at Ron Joyce Stadium at McMaster. Mac won for the first time in their history, 19-10. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, October 25, 2014 - McMaster women's rugby team vs. Guelph for the OUA championship, at Ron Joyce Stadium at McMaster. Mac won for the first time in their history, 19-10.  Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, October 25, 2014 – McMaster women’s rugby team vs. Guelph for the OUA championship, at Ron Joyce Stadium at McMaster. Mac won for the first time in their history, 19-10. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, October 25, 2014 - McMaster women's rugby team vs. Guelph for the OUA championship, at Ron Joyce Stadium at McMaster. Mac won for the first time in their history, 19-10.  Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, October 25, 2014 – McMaster women’s rugby team vs. Guelph for the OUA championship, at Ron Joyce Stadium at McMaster. Mac won for the first time in their history, 19-10. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, October 25, 2014 - McMaster women's rugby team vs. Guelph for the OUA championship, at Ron Joyce Stadium at McMaster. Mac won for the first time in their history, 19-10.  Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, October 25, 2014 – McMaster women’s rugby team vs. Guelph for the OUA championship, at Ron Joyce Stadium at McMaster. Mac won for the first time in their history, 19-10. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, October 25, 2014 - McMaster women's rugby team vs. Guelph for the OUA championship, at Ron Joyce Stadium at McMaster. Mac won for the first time in their history, 19-10.  Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, October 25, 2014 – McMaster women’s rugby team vs. Guelph for the OUA championship, at Ron Joyce Stadium at McMaster. Mac won for the first time in their history, 19-10. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, October 25, 2014 - McMaster women's rugby team vs. Guelph for the OUA championship, at Ron Joyce Stadium at McMaster. Mac won for the first time in their history, 19-10.  Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, October 25, 2014 – McMaster women’s rugby team vs. Guelph for the OUA championship, at Ron Joyce Stadium at McMaster. Mac won for the first time in their history, 19-10. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, October 25, 2014 - McMaster women's rugby team vs. Guelph for the OUA championship, at Ron Joyce Stadium at McMaster. Mac won for the first time in their history, 19-10.  Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, October 25, 2014 – McMaster women’s rugby team vs. Guelph for the OUA championship, at Ron Joyce Stadium at McMaster. Mac won for the first time in their history, 19-10. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, October 25, 2014 - McMaster women's rugby team vs. Guelph for the OUA championship, at Ron Joyce Stadium at McMaster. Mac won for the first time in their history, 19-10.  Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, October 25, 2014 – McMaster women’s rugby team vs. Guelph for the OUA championship, at Ron Joyce Stadium at McMaster. Mac won for the first time in their history, 19-10. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, October 25, 2014 - McMaster women's rugby team vs. Guelph for the OUA championship, at Ron Joyce Stadium at McMaster. Mac won for the first time in their history, 19-10.  Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, October 25, 2014 – McMaster women’s rugby team vs. Guelph for the OUA championship, at Ron Joyce Stadium at McMaster. Mac won for the first time in their history, 19-10. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, October 25, 2014 - McMaster women's rugby team vs. Guelph for the OUA championship, at Ron Joyce Stadium at McMaster. Mac won for the first time in their history, 19-10.  Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, October 25, 2014 – McMaster women’s rugby team vs. Guelph for the OUA championship, at Ron Joyce Stadium at McMaster. Mac won for the first time in their history, 19-10. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, October 25, 2014 - McMaster women's rugby team vs. Guelph for the OUA championship, at Ron Joyce Stadium at McMaster. Mac won for the first time in their history, 19-10.  Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, October 25, 2014 – McMaster women’s rugby team vs. Guelph for the OUA championship, at Ron Joyce Stadium at McMaster. Mac won for the first time in their history, 19-10. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, October 25, 2014 - McMaster women's rugby team vs. Guelph for the OUA championship, at Ron Joyce Stadium at McMaster. Mac won for the first time in their history, 19-10.  Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, October 25, 2014 – McMaster women’s rugby team vs. Guelph for the OUA championship, at Ron Joyce Stadium at McMaster. Mac won for the first time in their history, 19-10. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, October 25, 2014 - McMaster women's rugby team vs. Guelph for the OUA championship, at Ron Joyce Stadium at McMaster. Mac won for the first time in their history, 19-10.  Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, October 25, 2014 – McMaster women’s rugby team vs. Guelph for the OUA championship, at Ron Joyce Stadium at McMaster. Mac won for the first time in their history, 19-10. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, October 25,2014 - McMaster women's rugby team vs. Guelph for the OUA championship, at Ron Joyce Stadium at McMaster. Mac won for the first time in their history, 19-10. Players celebrate their victory after the final whistle.  Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator. For story by: standup

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, October 25, 2014 – McMaster women’s rugby team vs. Guelph for the OUA championship, at Ron Joyce Stadium at McMaster. Mac won for the first time in their history, 19-10. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, October 25, 2014 - McMaster women's rugby team vs. Guelph for the OUA championship, at Ron Joyce Stadium at McMaster. Mac won for the first time in their history, 19-10.  Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, October 25, 2014 – McMaster women’s rugby team vs. Guelph for the OUA championship, at Ron Joyce Stadium at McMaster. Mac won for the first time in their history, 19-10. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, October 25, 2014 - McMaster women's rugby team vs. Guelph for the OUA championship, at Ron Joyce Stadium at McMaster. Mac won for the first time in their history, 19-10.  Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, October 25, 2014 – McMaster women’s rugby team vs. Guelph for the OUA championship, at Ron Joyce Stadium at McMaster. Mac won for the first time in their history, 19-10. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, October 25, 2014 - McMaster women's rugby team vs. Guelph for the OUA championship, at Ron Joyce Stadium at McMaster. Mac won for the first time in their history, 19-10.  Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, October 25, 2014 – McMaster women’s rugby team vs. Guelph for the OUA championship, at Ron Joyce Stadium at McMaster. Mac won for the first time in their history, 19-10. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, October 25,2014 - McMaster women's rugby team vs. Guelph for the OUA championship, at Ron Joyce Stadium at McMaster. Mac won for the first time in their history, 19-10.  Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator. For story by: standup

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, October 25, 2014 – McMaster women’s rugby team vs. Guelph for the OUA championship, at Ron Joyce Stadium at McMaster. Mac won for the first time in their history, 19-10. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

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