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Hornets women defeated in B.C. final

Nanaimo Hornets player Britta Peterson, left, can’t slow down Cowichan Piggies opponent Carolyn Gudmundseth from hitting the open field at full stride during the B.C. Rugby Union’s women’s Div. 1 championship Saturday in Duncan. - DON BODGER/Black Press
Nanaimo Hornets player Britta Peterson, left, can’t slow down Cowichan Piggies opponent Carolyn Gudmundseth from hitting the open field at full stride during the B.C. Rugby Union’s women’s Div. 1 championship Saturday in Duncan.
— image credit: DON BODGER/Black Press

The Nanaimo Hornets battled gamely but finished just short of another B.C. championship.

The Div. 1 women's rugby team was defeated 29-17 on Saturday in Duncan by the Cowichan Piggies.

Nanaimo scored the first try of the game and the matchup was tied 12-12 at half but the Piggies built up a lead in the second half that the Hornets couldn't overcome, despite pressing until the final whistle.

“That’s what a final’s supposed to be,’’ said Carolyn Gudmundseth, Piggies veteran player.

-with files from Don Bodger

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