SMC Gaels Defeat Diablo Gaels in Rainy Conditions

Steven Taunk, '12

December 12, 2009- Saint Mary's rugby played Sierra Junior College, Diablo Gaels Men's Rugby team, and Vacaville men's rugby club on Saturday. The SMC 3rd side took to the field against Sierra College in very tough and wet conditions. Saint Mary's was not able to capitalize and lost the match. As the rain continued to fall, the SMC 1st side took the field to face a very physical Diablo Gaels squad.


In the first half the Gaels were unable to sustain a strong focus and were down by a score at the half. In a very exciting second half, the Gaels were able to catch the Diablo team off guard on defense to score in the corner to take the lead and win the game. The final score was in favor of Saint Mary's 26-22.To finish the day, Saint Mary's second team faced Vacaville men's rugby club. Vacaville came out strong in the first half of play and stayed very persistent throughout the entire match. The Gaels would later rally back but it wouldn't be enough to get the win though. .