The men and women have faced ASU twice in our brief history. The men met ASU 2 years ago in the Lonestar Championships and again last spring in the Lonestar Playoffs, both times UT Dallas came out on top. Earlier this fall the women faced ASU Women in Austin in 2 short tournament matches, but unlike the men, the women fell short of a victory.
But those were different teams from UT Dallas, the women were trying to find their groove and the men this year have a new team.
Both the men and women have been playing better than the beginning of the season and both are off victories from their last match.
The women's last match was a win over Lamar University in which things fell into place and they are beginning to find themselves as a rugby club. ASU Women's Rugby Club is a brand new club in their first year of competition and when we first played them in Austin. They showed talent and a competitive spirit, which is why this match should be exciting.
The Women play this Saturday, with the kick off scheduled for 1;00pm and we're looking at playing 10 a side.
The men coming off a hard fought match against Letourneau University and now sit one game below 500 (2 - 3 record), Things are starting to click for the men and they are beginning to find their nitch on the pitch. Currently ASU has won 4 matches (4-0-1) and tied SMU 2 weeks ago, but they traveled to Highland Park to play. I know from experience that they are and will be a tougher team to play on their home pitch.
The men's match will kick off immediately following the ladies match at 2:00pm. Directions are posted on the "Directions to Venue" section of this site. The weather hopefully will be in the mid to upper 60's and the lads should be ready to play ball. See you there.