SCUTS take Down Stanford 22-19

Posted by SCUTS Rugby on Jan 21 2015 at 03:45PM PST

The SCUTS pulled out the win this past weekend against crosstown rival Stanford University 22-19. The Cardinal put up a tough fight getting ahead 19-3 in the first half. The SCUTS had multiple scoring opportunities but came up short showing the youth of the team. The only highlight came from the surefooted senior J.J. Holmgren who slotted a penalty kick from 40 meters out.

In the second half the SCUTS woke up an controlled the ball for most of the half. A great run by Ryan Chavkin (12) followed by an off load to Sophomore Connor Rounds (6) put the SCUTS on the board with their first try. Shortly after, Matt Fitzgerald (10) made a great line break leading to the try. The rest of the half was quite as the SCUTS fought for field position. With five minutes left in the match, the final try to put the SCUTS in the lead came from Freshman Prop Miguel Chappa (21) as he picked the ball and got around the corner for a twenty meter scamper to the try zone.

The B-side game saw a lot of fresh faces with over 35 SCUTS getting in the game. Stanford ended up winning 29-0. That being said the SCUTS had some great runs from John Salcido and Steven “Julio” Lorenzo, We look forward to seeing the B-sIde develop.

This week the SCUTS host Arizona University. The B-Side will be looking to rebound after last weeks loss at 12:00 pm followed by the A-side at 1:30 pm. We welcome all fans to come to Locatelli park for a BBQ at 11:00 before the games. After the A-side game the Santa Clara will be hosting Bellarmine College Prep vs. Pleasanton Cavaliers.



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