The rankings for the tier 1 clubs are: 1. Angelo St. 2. St. Edward's, 3. UTSA, 4. UT Dallas, 5. SFA. The top 3 tier 2 are 1. Tarleton St., 2. Letourneau, 3. Prairie View A&M.
UT Dallas began the day with a rematch against Angelo St. the line up:
1. Caleb, 2. Josh, 3. Ryan, 4. Christopher, 5. Connor, 6. Will, 7. Daniel, 8. Jake, 9. Andrew W., 10. Edmund, 11. Franklin, 12. Andrew D., 13. Nicky, 14. Eric, 15. Zac
Reserves, Brandon, Steven, Seth, Lucas, Not Playing - Brian
UT Dallas came out hard and ready to play, but we were under sized compared to the ASU players. UTD never gave up and fought the good fight, but in the end it was ASU with the victory. The lone bright side to this game, was Daniel taking the ball from and ASU forward and running in for UTD's lone try of the day. The final score ASU 45, UTD 5.
In the second match of the day, pitted UT Dallas against Letourneau (LTU), the line up for this game
1. Caleb, 2. Josh, 3. Brandon, 4. Christopher, 5. Connor, 6. Will, 7. Daniel, 8. Jake, 9. Andrew, 10. Edmund, 11. Franklin, 12. Andrew D, 13. Seth, 14. Eric, 15. Zach
Reserves: Nicky, Seth, Lucas all came in the 2nd half.
In this match, LTU kicked off to UTD, and the ball was spun out to the backs. Andrew Do found a crease in the LTU defense and sprinted 80 yards to score the quickest, first and opening Try in UTD history. Andrew Whiteis made the conversion to take a 7 - 0 lead. On the next kick off, the ball moved with the forwards. They did a great job of securing possession, then off to the backs. Andrew Do found another opening and off he went to score the second Try in the game. Andrew missed the conversion, but UTD had a 12 - 0 lead at the half.
But that would be all the scoring for UTD, Letourneau came out in the 2nd half and scored 26 unanswered points to win the game.
That would pretty much put the story of UT Dallas Rugby season in one weekend of rugby. The lads never gave up, they played their butts off. I know I can speak for Bear, and both of us are extremely proud of how they all came to practice week in and week out. They came to play rugby, and based on what we have and saw. Our future is looking bright, with a number of returning players and the returning players keep recruiting new players. We should have more fun next year.
On the Women's side, they traveled to Denton to play in the 2nd of 3 tournaments. The ladies that went to Denton are Cari, Ashley, Camille, Gisselle, Alyssa, Bayley, Mel, Marie, Elaine.
The girls won the first 2 games against Letourneau and Sam Houston, but lost to UNT and ASU. on the day out of 8 clubs competing. The UT Dallas Women's Rugby Club finished 4 in the competition. I will post all the girls that scored in another blog.
Great going girls, you played very well and I'm very proud of how you go out there and compete. I'd also like to thank Jonathan and Jacey for taking time out of their day to go out and help the girls in that tournament.
The girls have one more tournament (April 2nd) in Huntsville, more info on that as we get closer. The men's season is done, I hope that they continue to grow in the game by going out and joining a Men's club to keep on improving their skills and learning new things from those clubs.