The CofC Cougars went into their Matrix Match with Armstrong Atlantic University completely underestimating the 2nd year club. Midway through the 1st half, Armstrong scored a try from an elusive run by their winger. This try not only put 5 points on the board, but it also marked the 1st time in the 2011 Matrix season that the Cougars were forced to stage a comeback. It didn’t take long for Captain/8-Man, Joey Ingham, to put the team on his back and score 2 brilliant, multiple-tackle breaking tries. George “Big Dawg” Woolston wanted a try and when Big Dawg wants a try, Big Dawg gets a try. George jumped into the back-line and made a few opposing backs look silly as they tried to tame the Dawg (but everyone knows that’s impossible). Selfishly, George only converted the kick on his own try. The 2nd half began and CofC brought in a few key reinforcements. The fresh legs sparked a few tantalizing runs by the Cougars, who added one more try by Austin Coon before the end of the match. The final score was 26-10, CofC. The win moved the Cougars to 4-0 on the season, their 1st undefeated Matrix season in club history. Congrats men. Next Step, Peach Playoffs!
Man of the Match: The Captain, Mr. James Joseph Ingham, for going Beast Mode and jump-starting CofC’s offense.
Dick of the Day: Jazzy Jeff… well, for no reason in particular, he’s just kind of a dick.
For any College of Charleston students who are even remotely interested in playing rugby, the CofC Men’s Rugby Club will be hosting an information meeting on Saturday, Jan. 15 at 7pm in Cougar Mall (in front of Maybank). The short meeting will be followed by a team sponsored get together at a downtown residence within walking distance.
Don’t worry if you have never played rugby before, the team is comprised of mostly high school football players, soccer players, and wrestlers.
Hope to see you there!
THE SCHEDULE FOR THE 2011 SPRING SEASON IS UP!!! You can find it under the Club Information tab at the top of the page.
To all of the CofC RFC fans: Notice that all of the team’s games in February are played in Charleston. Be ready to come out and support your Cougars as they look to win their first ever Peach Conference Championship!
To all of the current or prospective CofC RFC players: 1) The 1st practice of the season for all returning players will be held January 12. The team will be recruiting all day January 12 and 13; the 1st practice for returners and recruits will be January 17. Practice Information can be found under Club Information at the top of the page. 2) CofC Men’s Rugby takes the Spring Matrix Season very seriously and requests that all players schedule work and events around practice days/times and game days/weekends. This can be a very successful season, but it will require dedication and determination by every member of the team. Don’t let this season end in “What if…”
Schedule Note: The match against Armstrong Atlantic will be in Savannah, Georgia and is currently scheduled for the 5th of March, but due to the College of Charleston’s Spring Break Schedule, CofC is trying to reschedule the match for the 19th of March. Players, please do what you need to do to ensure that you can be available for either date.