The varsity purple rugby Eagles traveled to Ohio for two games over the weekend.
“Gonzaga rebounded from their disappointing loss to St. Edward on Saturday with a 21-6 defeat of St. Ignatius on Sunday.
The game was supposed to be played as a curtain-raiser for the Pro Rugby game in the Village of Obetz just south of Columbus, Ohio. However, rain earlier in the day prompted Ohio Pro Rugby officials to move the game to an adjoining field. Though St. Ignatius started very well, with flyhalf Dan Baldado controlling field position expertly. With the slight slope of the field in his team’s favor, Baldado was able to use his kicking skills to keep Gonzaga back in their half, and he added two nicely-taken penalty goals for a 6-0 lead.
Just before halftime, Gonzaga finally got on the board. Lock forward Mike Shincovich, who was a monster in the lineout all day, took a throw-in and held on as the Gonzaga forwards mauled it over for a try. Flyhalf Patrick Sheehy kicked the conversion and, somewhat against the run of play, Gonzaga led 7-6 at the break. Baldado almost got the lead back, but his third penalty kick attempt hit the post.” –READ MORE via Goff Rugby Report here
Here is a preview and link to the coverage from the first game in Ohio:
St. Edward scored a late try from Patrick Conway to pull off a shock 17-12 win over #1-ranked single-school team Gonzaga Saturday.
This game was the first of a two-game tour of Ohio for Gonzaga.
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