2008-2009 Season Recap

Highlights of the Gaels' season this year include a Fall Utah tour and several upset wins. The Gaels end their season at 21-2-1 overall. Riddled with injury, the Gaels lost to Army and Tenessee in the Sweet Sixeen in Atlanta, Georgia. Following their standout season, USA Rugby announced the 2009 All American Roster. Among the honorees were five Saint Mary's players including: Chad Clark at Flyhalf, Brendan O’Meara at Center and Brandon Vedder at #8 who were selected to the elite team. Ryan Martens at Center and Nick Wallace at Prop were named to the All-American Honorable Mention list.

Day Date Time Opponent Location Result
Fri 11/7/2008 6:00pm Utah Valley State Orem, UT W, 31-22
Sat 11/8/2008 11:00am University of Utah Salt Lake, UT T, 24-24
Sat 11/15/2008 11:00am San Jose State Friendly Saint Mary's W, 32-24
Sat 11/15/2008 1:00pm Santa Clara Saint Mary's W, 99-0
Pat Vincent Cup (Santa Barbara, Loyola Marymount, Central Washington, SMC)
Sat 11/22/2008 3:00pm Loyola Marymount Saint Mary's W, 34-17
Sun 11/23/2008 1:00pm Central Washington Saint Mary's W, 32-27
Sat 12/6/2008 1:00pm Sacramento State Sacramento W, 36-14
Sat 12/13/2008 1:00pm Cal Poly San Luis Obispo W, 40-10
Sat 1/10/2009 1:00pm Sacramento State Saint Mary's W, 56-19
Sat 1/17/2009 1:00pm Chico State Chico W, 84-19
Sat 1/31/2009 1:00pm Stanford Saint Mary's W, 66-20
Sat 2/7/2009 1:00pm UC Davis Saint Mary's W, 78-3
Sat 2/14/2009 1:00pm UC Davis Davis W, 51-20
Sat 2/21/2009 1:00pm Nevada-Reno Saint Mary's W, 104-5
Sat 2/28/2009 3:00pm Stanford Palo Alto W, 41-24
Sat 3/7/2009 1:00pm Chico State Saint Mary's W, 88-15
Fri 3/13/2009 6:00pm Nevada-Reno Reno W, 50-15
Thu 3/19/2009 5:00pm Princeton Saint Mary's W, 49-24
Sat 3/21/2009 1:00pm UC Berkeley Saint Mary's L, 5-20
Thu 3/26/2009 5:30pm Dartmouth Saint Mary's W, 33-19
PCRFU Playoffs *
Sat 4/4/2009 12:00pm Univ. of Washington Saint Mary's W, 50-3
Sun 4/5/2009 2:00pm Saint Mary's vs Davis Saint Mary's W, 30-25
USA Rugby Round of Sixteen at Life University*
Sat 4/18/2009 11:30am Army Atlanta, GA L, 33-26
USA Rugby: Round of Eight at Life University*
Sun 4/19/2009 11:00am University of Tennessee Atlanta, GA W, 20-15

League Matches are Listed in BOLD
* Indicates match will be made possible by fundraising, qualification & club dues.