The Red team line up:
1. Cora, 2. Marie, 3. Sarah, 4. Alyssa (C), 5. Malissa, 6. Chandria, 7. Lauren, 8. Lisa, 9. Racheel,10. Carmen, 11. Allison (guest)
The Green and Orange team line up:
1. Stephanie (C), 2. Emily, 3. Judit, 4. Guadalupe, 5. Kori, 6. Giselle, 7. Alessandra, 8. Vic, 9. Elise, 10. Ariel, 11. Neve (guest)
Due to the fact that we hadn't prepared for kick offs, it was a decision that all restarts would begin with a scrum. And the game began, both sides showed a lot of defense tackling each other and not allowing any kind of attack by each side.
While the tackles were coming at a feverish pace, both sides also showed a lot of skill running and passing the ball while looking for space to attack. This evening was just to provide them a sample of what is to come next week when they're playing in a tournament type format.
The games were great to watch, both sides finally was able to exploit each other's weakness and found space, Trys were scored by the Red team - Marie (2), Lisa (1). Trys by the Green and Orange team - Alessandra (3), Ariel (1).
The ladies take the field next weekend in Austin at the St. Edward's Round Robin Tournament, their first match will be at 10am against UT San Antonio. More info and directions to the tournament will be added Tuesday.
The Men took the field against the Alumni (ok, some were alumni, others were from a local club and still some were from this current UT Dallas Rugby Club), anyway the game began as scheduled, the line up for the first 20 minute period:
1. Jonathan, 2. Otto, 3. Nate, 4. John, 5. Weston, 6. Matt, 7. Elliot, 8. Chris, 9. Cameron, 10. Vince, 11. Marc, 12. Luke, 13. Jake, 14. Alejandro, 15. Brian
This was a good period for the lads of UTD, the defense that both sides showed and the attacks were furious, the ball moved up and down the field.
The second period line up:
1. Mieka, 2. Otto, 3. Jonathan, 4. John, 5. Daniel, 6. Conner, 7. Eric, 8. Chris, 9. Andrew, 10. Michael, 11. Justin, 12 Nicky, 13. Steven, 14. Arturo, 15. Joe
This was, in my opinion one of two very good periods for the young lads of UTD Rugby, the forward pack was solid with some experience in there to even things out, but it was the back line that proved that they want to learn and play going against a more experienced back line the Alumni threw at them.
The line up for the 3rd and final period:
1.Nate, 2. Otto, 3. Mieka, 4. Daniel, 5. Weston, 6, Matt, 7. Elliot, 8. Chris, 9. Andrew, 10. Vince, 11 Crow, 12. Cameron, 13. Luke, 14. Nick, 15. Graham.
Coming in late - in at Flyhalf (10) Reese, in at Wing (11) Ryan, and the other Wing (14) Henry
Both of the last 2 periods the lads showed a lot of heart and nothing was mentioned to them, but they began to show the exact greed that the previous teams from UT Dallas showed. They NEVER, NEVER GAVE UP, It was a lot of pride and they all showed composure during the game last night and I have no doubt that they will gel together and do something very impressive this coming year.
Next weekend, like the women, the men will take the field in Austin at the St. Edward's Round Robin Tournament, the lads first match will be at 11am and I'll post the schedule and directions Tuesday night for all to see.
Thank you to everyone who came out to play rugby last night, a lot of good was discovered and now we'll take each player and mold them into becoming an even better player for this upcoming season.