Baylor traveled out to San Angelo on Saturday to play in our 2nd cup
match and final game for 2008. It was a very scrappy game but Baylor
managed to rack up another win, 17-12.
Baylor played into a heavy wind in the 1st half but managed to stay in
San Angelo’s territory for around 30 minutes, even with all this field
position we could not convert it to points. Baylor turned the ball over
through a silly mistake, San Angelo swooped on it and took it down the
field 75 meters to score, the try was converted leaving Baylor trailing
7-0 at half time.
We used the tail wind in the 2nd half and once again pinned ourselves
down in San Angelo’s half, eventually the break came when powerful
running winger, James White, crossed over for a try. Lloyd Sherman
could not convert, Baylor was still behind on the score board 7-5.
Baylor lapsed in their concentration for a few minutes and once
again San Angelo took it down the field to score. At 12-5 it was going
to be another stressful, final 15 minutes for all the Baylor players
and supporters on the side line.
Fly half Phil Woessner put us down field with a good kick, Lock Josh
Dewalt stole the lineout ball close to San Angelo’s line and after a
couple of phases replacement prop Adam Torres crashed over, the
conversion was missed. Baylor still trailing 12-10.
San Angelo had a poor restart and gave Baylor a scrum on the half way,
No 8 Tim Smith made a good charge down field, the ball made its way out
to winger James White, who once again cut in field and blasted his way
through 4 tacklers to touch down for his 2nd try. Lloyd converted and
Baylor hit the front for the first time, 17-12. With only 5 minutes
left on the clock, Baylor played it smartly and held onto the ball
until the final whistle.
Well done to all the players who travelled out to San Angelo, even the
couple who did not play. It is always hard to travel a long way and
play rugby, but “a win is a win” and we will take it.
Baylor now moves to 4-1-1 (1 draw with Texas Tech) for the season, but
more importantly 2-0 for cup matches. Putting us in great shape for the
rest of the season.
- 3- Ben Montgomery (#7)
- 2- James White
- 1 – Jordan Quint
“Players player”: #7 Ben Montgomery. This is voted on by all the players, who they think played the best on the day.
Baylor team vs San Angelo:
- Luke Reichenstein (replaced at half by #16 Adam Torres)
- John Schnacke (C)
- Jordan Quint
- Josh Dewalt
- Rhett Reeves
- Myung Cho (replaced @ 68 mins by#17 David Sanchez)
- Ben Montgomery
- Tim Smith
- Chad Hall replaced at half by#18 Jordan Dubuisson)
- Phil Woessner
- James White
- Chris Brown
- Scott Lake (replaced by #19 Travis Bonning @ 50 mins, Travis replaced by #20 Darius Streets @ 55 mins)
- Matt Wedige
- Lloyd Sherman
Tries: James White 2, Adam Torres
Conv: Lloyd Sherman
Thanks to advisor Ralph Sherman for travelling out to San Angelo with
the team, without Ralph we would not be able to travel out to these
games, so Thanks once again Ralph.
The team now has a break until January 24th, 2009 when we travel down
to A&M to play in a friendly and kick off our season again.
To all players, family and supporters, have a great Thanksgiving and a
Happy Christmas. Look forward to seeing you all again in 2009.
–Coach Nick Lane.