SCUTS Fall to Two Tough State Schools

Posted by SCUTS Rugby on Feb 03 2015 at 04:22PM PST

Two Saturday’s ago, the SCUTS lost to the #14 Arizona Wildcats 5-55. The Wildcats jumped out early scoring 19 unanswered points until Ryan Chavkin, ’17 scored his first SCUTS try. The SCUTS threatened to score multiple times, sparked by line breaks by Kyle Dunne, ’15 but never were able to punch it in. While the outcome was not what the SCUTS wanted Connor Leahy, ’17 turned in a positive performance on defense and was a tackling machine.

This past week the SCUTS lost to Colorado Buffaloes 16-29. It was a hard fought physical match between the two teams. The SCUTS struck first with a penalty kick by JJ Holmgren, ‘15. CU responded with ten points of their own before Kyle Dunne’s, ‘15 try put the score at 8-10 ending a defensive first half led by Mitch Spinelli, ’18 and Riley White, ’16. In the second half the Buffaloes found the try-zone first and the SCUTS responded with another Holmgren penalty kick to shrink the deficit to 11-17. The ball rarely left CU’s half for most of the remaining time, but they were still able to convert a couple of long tries. SCUTS Andrew Clem, ‘16 had an amazing second half defensive effort and forced multiple turnovers and scored the match’s final try with just under five minutes in the match.

B-Side News

Two weeks ago the SCUTS B-Side lost their match against Arizona as well. Led by good defense from Mitch Spinelli, ’18 and Christian Ayscue, ’18 the SCUTS showed improvement in their second match. As the season moves on the young athletes will learn more about the game and improve their offense.

This past week, B-Side won their first match of the season against Colorado’s B-Side. Asad Braswell, ’17 and Nick Russo, ’17 both scored for the SCUTS in an impressive first win.