Purple Pipe: Kristin Ferguson
LIKE TO PUSH PEOPLE DOWN AND STEP ON THEM. Women’s
rugby captain Kristen Ferguson and the team won the OUA final,
but more importantly she won the Purple Pipe.
With the women's rugby team enjoying a perfect
season this year, it's hard not to find at least one player deserving
of the prestigious Purple Pipe. The entire team has had a very successful
season, gaining the No. 1 ranking in the province. The Mustangs
will be travelling to Alberta today to compete nationally in the
Canadian Interuniversity Sport Championships.
Western defeated the Guelph Gryphons 15-3 in semi-final
action on Sun., Oct 19, using their strong defense to hold back
In the championship game, the Mustangs creamed
the Waterloo Warriors 19-5, making it their first Ontario University
Athletics title. During the regular season they beat them by an
even bigger gap of 19-0.
Although she doesn't come across as the biggest
or toughest player on the team, Kristen Ferguson has consistently
been found making great plays offensively and defensively. She was
selected an OUA All-Star for the second year in a row along with
team members Barbara Mervin, Jen Kryszak and Sarah Vandergaast.
Ferguson was also named as the OUA's Most Valuable Player for the
Ferguson, a captain for the Mustangs, is the top
scorer on the Mustangs with 40 points this season. She is also part
of the U-23 Canadian National Rugby Team.