Cal Poly Tops Claremont College

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In a match that boasted many defensive stands and showed strong play by both teams Cal Poly trumped Claremont College 27-10. 
 
The first half went 15 minutes without a score from either side. Many good runs were made but were cut short either by a strong tackle or a loose ball.
 
Cal Poly put the first points up around the 16 minute mark when Dom Ferri made a line break from 20 meters out and made a strong sprint to the try line setting up an easy conversion for Matt Verga to make the score 7-0 to Cal Poly. 
 
A penalty conversion by Matt Verga with 15 minutes left in the first half gave the Mustangs a 10-0 lead.
 
The first half was a pretty dominant show by Cal Poly but many errors were made during attack and when line breaks were made. Claremont showed ability to make good defensive stands and they made it tough for the Mustangs to break the gain line.
 
The second half started with a try scored by Stuart Sharpe followed by a missed conversion. Soon after, Claremont answered back with their first try of the day, making the score 15-5.
 
David Shaefer scored the next points on a strong goal line effort by the Mustangs forward pack (Alex Frost conversion good). Claremont tacked on their second try of the day to make the score 22-10. Cal Poly sealed the game off with a late try by freshman wing Joeti Klein.
 
Cal Poly coach Nick Massman believes there was a lot to improve on from the game.
 
Next up for Cal Poly is the Las Vegas 7’s tournament and a game against BYU over the course of this Thursday, Friday and Saturday. For more information regarding the Las Vegas Rugby event you can visit the official website: http://www.usasevens.com/las-vegas-invitational.aspx.

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  1. This was a great game. Was able to watched it. Coach Massman was right that theres still a lot to improve though. Goodluck to the team!

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