Baylor travelled to Ft worth on Sunday, 9th to play TCU in our first cup match.
TCU came out kicking in the first 20 minutes and I literally mean kicking the ball any oppoturnity they got, attempting to pin Baylor down in our own half. Baylor defended well time and time again when TCU made attacks at our line, eventually TCU made a mistake and we managed to get ourselves out of our own half. Once again TCU decided to kick downfield, a poor kick by their fullback landed right in the hands of left winger, James White, on the half way mark. James took the ball and carved through TCU taking it all the way down the field scoring his first rugby try and most importantly Baylor got first points on the board, Lloyd Sherman made the conversion giving us a 7-0 lead. This lifted our spirits and we managed to play some rugby down in their half, eventually another break came, good lead up work by the forwards provided a good platform for the backs and left winger, James White, managed to cross again, Lloyd converted again, giving us a 14-0 lead. Close to the half time break, we let our defense down and their fly half squeezed through a hole and touched down for a try, TCU converted, we went into the half leading 14-7.
The second half was a close battle for the first 25 mins, TCU got another try making the score 14-12. Baylor had around 3 opporturnities to score, twice the ball was help up over the line. Eventually flanker, Ben Montgomery crossed for a 5 pointer, Lloyed missed the conversion, leaving the score at 19-12. Once again TCU cam back and scored another try and aslo converted. The score was now 19-17 and the last 15 mins was going to be a ‘nail biter’, although that turned around when hooker, John Schnacke, charged down a kick, regathered the ball (all in 1 move, we are still wondering how a hooker could have done this?) and then charged down the field 75 meters to score. We held on for the rest of the game, 1 more try was scored by half Chad Hall, leaving the final score at 29-17.
Tries: James White 2, Ben Montgomery, john Schnacke, Chad Hall
Conv: Lloyd Sherman 2
1.Anthony Torres (replaced by Luke richenstein @ 60mins)
2.John Schnacke (C)
5.Rhett Reeves (replaced by Steven Holmes @ half time)
8.Tim Smith (replaced by David Sanchez @ 68mins)
13.Scott Lake (replaced by Darius Streets @ 68mins)
14.Nick Traylor (replaced by Matt Wedige at half time)
3. John Schnacke
2. James White
1. Lloyed Sherman
Once again thanks to all the family, friends and supporters who made it to the game.
Next up, we play San Angelo on Sat Nov 22nd at 2pm in San Angelo. This is a cup match and our final game for 2008.