UMBC Routs GW 58-3

GW Killer B's It was a great day for rugby on Saturday, when UMBC went to the nation's capitol to meet George Washington on the pitch.  But UMBC didn't travel to enjoy the weather or the view - they were out for blood.  Coming off of a tough loss to Towson and suffering from injuries to many key players, UMBC needed players to step up and prove their mettle; and prove it they did.  UMBC scored early and often, never giving GW a chance to rally and go on the counteroffensive.  Right off the kickoff, UMBC pushed back GW's defensive line and seemed poised to score.  After a stout defensive performance from GW for 10 minutes, flanker Femi Williams stiff-armed away tacklers to score the first UMBC try.

From there, UMBC never let up for the rest of the match.  Femi scored 4 tries total, including finishing a 70 meter play with the loose forward trio where 8man Mike Peuse broke through the back line, offloading to flanker Tyler Tippett who passed it outside to Femi who sprinted down the sideline for a perfectly executed try.  Other tries came from 8man Mike Peuse, Flyhalf Loyola, two from Incenter Cordell Drummond, Outcenter Arya Koolaee, and Wing Hamza Malik.  UMBC made the statement it wanted to with a total of 10 tries throughout all 80 minutes, committing few penalties and preventing any tries from being scored against them.  UMBC will be seeking to top this performance against Georgetown at home this saturday.

Another solid performance by the Killer B's against GW's B-side finished off a very successful day for UMBC Rugby.  The Killer Bs' development of rugby knowledge and increased fitness has made deciding the 22-man roster for the playoffs challenging, with so many potential athletes and a limited number of spots.  Competition during practice will be fierce this week. UMBC has clinched a home field playoff game with this win and is optimistic about the chances of a deep run into the playoffs this year.

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