Mid-Atlantic women’s all-star program started its new three-year plan with
a nicely-taken 33-22 win over the West Friday at the Women’s All-Star
Championships Tier II in Chula Vista, Calif.
New Head Coach Bob Weir has been adamant that the program focus on player
development, and said he hopes to get more players involved and playing
more tuneup games in a true all-star season... Read More
Despite what turned out to be
a somewhat lopsided score line, 28-8 in favor of Glendale, the DI
quarterfinal between the Raptors and Belmont Shore at the Olympic Training
Center in Chula Vista, Calif. Sunday was extremely closely contested.
The defending National runners-up looked determined to get on the board
first, with two early probing possessions being thwarted at the last... Read More
Just like any Northern California battle, Sunday's DI quarterfinal
in Chula Vista, Calif. between NorCal rivals Olympic Club and the
Sacramento Lions was an extremely physical encounter. Both teams laid hits
that garnered reaction from the sidelines, but O-Club, 25-15 winners, made
less mistakes during those violent collisions.
The chippy play for which NorCal is also known began... Read More
Four teams in Chula Vista, Calif. remain in the hunt for a semifinals berth
after four Saturday matches.
Santa Rosa is one of them, and they reach the quarterfinals after an
impressive 28-5 defeat of perennial playoff participant Ft. Worth.
Santa Rosa jumped out to an early 14-0 lead in 16 minutes, averaging just
under a point a minute. Ft. Worth stopped the bleeding with an... Read More
Provo, as expected, was extremely
large and extremely physical, and they were able to slow Glendale down in
the first half with some grinding 10-man rugby and powerful
But the Raptors picked up the gauntlet of
physicality thrown at their feet and returned the favor en route to a 30-5
win in the National DI Club Round of 16.
“I think our forwards really stepped up, our... Read More
business as usual for Belmont Saturday, as they dominated the Denver
Highlanders 35-11. It did take a while for the Whalers to take over, as
they led just 3-0 until the 22nd minute. Once they broke the levy, they
poured it on the Highlanders.
Belmont reached a 17-3 halftime lead with two converted tries from Deonia
Matgla and Charles Beford (Seb Karalus hit both conversions... Read More
The Sacramento Lions and Austin Blacks played the
closest DI playoff game in Chula Vista, Calif. Saturday, from which the
Lions emerged 34-21 winners.
The Lions opened scoring just four minutes into the match with a John Finau
try and Kilifi Latu conversion, taking a 7-0 lead. However, back-to-back
Austin penalties slotted by Gonzalo Sanchez drew the Texas champs to within
one... Read More
Olympic Club handled their business against Dallas
in the first DI Round of 16 game Saturday in Chula Vista, Calif, never
trailing the Reds in their 33-5 victory.
Dallas had the first chance to put points on the board, when fullback Matt
Rawle took a shot at the posts, but the attempt was unsuccessful. O-Club
flyhalf Keegan Engelbrecht missed his first shot at goal shortly... Read More
San Francisco Golden Gate held off a second-half surge from Life University
to win their second Super League title in three years, 20-15 Saturday in
SFGG led 17-9 at halftime, but wilted a little in the Georgia heat, netting
only a single Volney Rouse penalty in the second period. All of Life's
points came from fullback Aaron McMaster, as SFGG did well to hold the... Read More