Dalhousie visits Mount Allison Sunday in women's championship game
Holly Morton of the Dalhousie Rams receives the ball during practice on Friday, as the Rams prepare for tomorrow's ACAA women's rugby final against the Mount Allison Mounties. JOEY SMITH -TRURO DAILY NEWS
BIBLE HILL - The Dalhousie Rams hit the road on Sunday in search of their first Atlantic Colleges Athletic Association women's rugby crown.
The Rams lock horns with the Mount Allison Mounties in Sackville, N.B. in the title game, beginning at 2 p.m.
"We are so excited," said Rams senior wing Samantha Haley. "There's a lot of us girls, it's our last game together, and we've been practicing so hard, we've pulled out a lot of new plays ... we are going in fully prepared. We want it. There's no way around it – we want it bad."
The Rams enter the game riding a wave of confidence after defeating the Mounties 17-5 in their final regular season game on Oct. 14.
"That gives us a lot of confidence," Haley said. "Now we know we can do it and we're still running off that energy."
The Mounties have plenty of motivation of their own to capture the ACAA banner. Mount Allison has been in the conference final the past two seasons against the St. Thomas Tommies, only to lose both times.
With St. Thomas moving on to the AUS ranks, the Mounties look to recapture the title they won in 2009. The Rams, however, don't plan on being so co-operative.
"It's the kind of game that we're both going into it so prepared that it could easily go either way," Haley said. "But I think we have it ... the energy is so high, I think we've got it."