Written by the referee: Giles Wilson
A beautiful day in Stockton with a well-marked field, in great condition. Both teams and the field were ready in plenty of time; we got the coin toss out of the way and then the other pre-match conversation. This left plenty of time to talk Scott Wood into being one A/R.
(EDITOR’S NOTE: Good choice. I hear he is outstanding in his field.)
Both teams were ready to go about five minutes early so we didn’t delay and got things rolling. CSUMB started well and scored after five minutes but then Pacific came back into the game for a try of their own. Things settled into more of an arm wrestle until CSUMB scored another try to pull out to a 12-5 lead. Late in the half, Pacific had a breakaway who was pulled down with a high tackle, resulting in a Penalty Try and a half time score of 12-12.
CSUMB started the second half a little over excitedly, with dangerous tackles at 2 and 3 minutes meaning they’d spend 9 minutes with only 13 players. Pacific chose that time to drive narrow and keep the game narrow allowing CSUMB to play out the sin bins. CSUMB, in fact, scored first in the half for a 19-12 lead. Pacific pulled back a try to close the gap to 2 points but CSUMB got the final word with another try for a final of 24-17.
|12:00 pm||NorCal Collegiate Rugby Conference||2017-2018||02/03/18|
|University of Pacific||3||19|