With the pressure we put on SMU early in the match, we forced a knock on and Andrew Do picked up the ball and scored the first Try of the afternoon and the other Andrew (Whiteis) converted to give UTD the early lead 7 – 0.
But that would be all the scoring for UT Dallas, from a couple of mental errors and good ball handling SMU was able to rack up a good number of Trys to complete their first over whelming victory over UTD in 4 years and since the early 2000’s.
The line up:
- Maika, 2. Louis, 3. Ryan, 4. Precious, 23. Brandon, 6. Jonathan, 7. Asher, 8. Daniel, 9. Nick Pebworth, 10. Andrew Whiteis, 11. Zach, 12. Nicky DiCarlo, 13. Andrew Do, 14. Octavio, 15. Joe
On January 31st, your UT Dallas Rugby Club traveled to Waco to play a friendly match against Baylor University. This would be the first time ever playing Baylor.
Baylor is a DI university team, currently playing in the Red River Rugby Conference. It was agreed prior to the match that UT Dallas would be playing Baylor’s 2nd and 3rd side players to give everyone that needed match experience. Baylor has a very nice pitch, it was green, perfectly marked and all of the players from UT Dallas were there warming up.
The line up:
- Maika, 2. Otto, 3. Jonathan, 4. Manny, 5. Brandon, 6. Eric, 7. Daniel, 8. Jake, 9. Andrew Whiteis, 10. Zach, 11. Fez, 12. Nicky DiCarlo, 13. Nick Pebworth, 14. Kashan, 15. Octavio.
The match was played with a lot of good hard intensity from the undersized UT Dallas Rugby players. They fought the good fight, but it was the size and experience of the Baylor Rugby Club that prevailed at the end of the day.
There were many bright spots during the game, but the brightest moment came about when Nicky DiCarlo intercepted a Baylor pass to run it in for our first and only Try of the match. Nick Pebworth converted that try giving him his first points while playing for UT Dallas.
This coming weekend only the Ladies will be playing, they will travel down to Houston to play Rice University. Kick off is set for 12 Noon, directions to the pitch will be posted as soon as the match has been confirmed. Stay tuned for details on this upcoming match. The men have the weekend off, in preparation for their upcoming final 3 matches of the year. More info on these will come later as we get closer.