Montreal Carabins claim second consecutive women’s Canadian Collegiate Flag Football Championship

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The Université de Montréal Carabins have claimed their second consecutive Canadian Collegiate Flag Football Championship, defeating the Université du Québec à Montréal Citadins by a score of 25-7 in a rematch of last year’s gold medal final.

The Carabins scored with 30 seconds remaining in the first half to take a 13-7 lead and never relinquished the advantage, shutting out their crosstown rivals in the second half. The victory allowed them to retain the national title after they defeated UQAM 26-19 in the inaugural event a year ago.

Earlier in the day, the Concordia Stingers defeated the Sherbrooke Vert et Or by a score of 31-6 to claim the bronze medal.

16 women’s teams from across the country travelled to Montreal to take part in the three-day tournament — six more than in 2022. Participants finishing off the podium included Northern Saskatchewan, Toronto, Quebec en Outaouais, College Ahuntsic, College Montmorency, Quebec en Trois Riviere, Laval, Nova Scotia, and two representatives each from Western University and the University of Regina.

In January, the Carabins were crowned the Under-23 champions at USA Flag Football’s 2023 World Championships in Tampa, Florida.