December 13th and 14th Game Summaries:
SMC 3rds vs. USD: 41-17 GAELS
SMC 2nds vs. OMBAC D1: 28-29 OMBAC
SMC 1st vs. OMBAC PRP: 61-24 OMBAC
OMBAC maintained a two try lead, or more, throughout the match, taking the win. Though the Gaels had numerous dropped balls and missed tackles, they continued to fight hard. The opposition was definitely stronger, unlike teams that the Gaels have played in regular scheduled matches early in the season. The Gaels will definitely benefit from these pre-league matches.
Sunday, December 14th
The Gaels pushed their way through the second half, winning 48-13. Leading at halftime the Gaels came back to see the Aztecs score, though still leading by 1, the Gaels came back with a score leading 21-13 and then another back-to-back leading 28-13. They finished off strong, winning 48-13. This is the type of finish we are hoping to see all season.
Looking Forward to a Great Year.
Men's Rugby is looking forward to a great year in competition for both the 7's and 15's game. With the level of success in the 2013-2014 season, the interest of joining this team is at an all-time high. More than 70 athletes came to the interest meeting to gain insight of what is to come. Each of them are given the opportunity to play Rugby at Saint Mary's College. Practice and weight training starts next week, September 22, 2014.