Referee: Rauscher, Eric
Pitch looks like an English pitch. Grass is firm and lovely. Full sized, lined, flagged. Next to a parking lot the size of a small airfield that you can’t park in. And the parking lot you can park in, you need to first, see the signs that say you need to buy a permit, and then find the machine that will sell you a permit. Neither of which I did, $45 parking ticket.
CSUMB is a new team. UCSC is not. The point differential tells all. But the MB ladies tried hard and seemed to enjoy the day. After the game one of them said “You reffed one of my games in High School.” This sort of thing is happening more often now.
The UCSC #12, Rachelle Tanase. was amazing. Not only was she able to slot conversion kicks, she scored tries, directed traffic and was all over the field. She also choose a re-kick at least four times when a MB restart kick didn’t go ten meters. Have never seen that before.
So to recap the game, incredible pitch, blue skies and cool breeze, and two teams that liked to play rugby. Very nice day.
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