Monday, February 13, 2012

Match Report: UW vs. UBC

UBC beats UW 56-0

 
Coach Schoener's Match Report 2/11/12

Your Husky Rugby Club traveled up to Vancouver to take on a deep UBC squad.  The forecast called for heavy rains, but the rain never showed up, but that certainly didn’t affect the outcome of the match.   The Husky’s traveled light up across the border as injuries and the inability to cross the border changed the line up from last week.  That didn’t seem to affect the confidence of the squad and riding high off the UofO victory, the guys were looking to make it two league wins in a row.  

 From the first kick UBC showed they came to play, deciding to run out of their own 22 forcing UW to play up on the line and a perfectly placed kick by the UBC flyhalf caught UW out of position and bounced up right into the hands of a streaking UBC wing, put UBC on the board 7-0 right out of the gates.  Immediate injuries saw the UW already depleated backline with very few options and a shoulder injury by inside center Konstatin Rehbein forced a move that put the UW starting hooker Danny Auerbach out into the centers.  UBC displayed what they are most known for which are ball skills, speed, and a high rugby I.Q. and put 5 tries dotted down at the half. 

UW stepped up the defense in the second half and put together some nice phases that took them down within one meter of scoring, but the UBC defense stood strong and kept the Dawgs from scoring.  The intelligent kicking game UBC displayed kept the UW off their game all day, and UBC kept attaching in the second half, which brought 5 more tries to end the match 56-0 in favor of UBC.  
The entire team is disappointed by the performance Saturday, but the decision to not stew on the loss, but to learn from it and look forward to next week’s home match against Eastern Washington University has all the players looking for revenge.  

Come support your Dawgs in their first home league match of the season this Saturday against EWU!


UW Lineup vs. UBC:
  1. Jeremy Salinas
  2. Danny Auerbach
  3. Dan Kanczugowski
  4. John Lambert
  5. Zach Zaharoff
  6. Ian Booth
  7. Daniel Zuver
  8. Ryan Brennan (c)
  9. James Shiri-Wasto
  10. Justin Santos
  11. Alex Gonzales
  12. Konstantin Rehbein
  13. Loren Bonneville
  14. Michael Jacques
  15. Jeff Blackstock

Reserves:
  1. Kasey Alusi
  2. Rhys Lloyd
  3. Garret Brooks
  4. Evan Haney
  5. Seth Johnson
  6. Adam Commons