Austin Vandiver ASU intern/ Conexión San Ángelo

SAN ANGELO – Angelo State Ram Rugby ended regular season play on Saturday in a dazzling victory over St. Edward’s University with a final score of 73-0.

St. Edward’s was no match for ASU’s explosive runners and bone crushing defense.

ASU took control of the match from the start, scoring their first try, just three minutes after kick-off.

In rugby, a try is scored when a team touches the ball down in their try zone, the equivalent to an end zone in American football.

Stetson Timmons, junior winger, stepped his way into the try zone before placing it down for the first try. Timmons had 2 tries in the match.

Rookie fullback, Jourden Stanley used his power and speed, to score three times throughout the match, one of which was a 70-meter break.

Other try scorers include Alex Wilson, freshman utility back, Anthony Signorelli, sophomore fly half, Jeremy Sumners, junior flank, John Raggio, freshman winger, Kenny Roller, senior scrum-half, and Tashir Newsome, senior lock.

Ram Rugby’s defense held St. Edward’s to just 12 minutes of total possession during the 80-minute match.

Hard hitting sophomores Toby Timms, hooker, and Albert Lelauti, flank, played a significant role in keeping St. Edward’s off the scoreboard and out of the try zone.

Ram Rugby ended the regular season conference play with a record of 5-1 and is currently ranked 12th in the nation for the National Small College Rugby Organization (NSCRO).

Conference playoffs will take place in San Angelo on ASU’s campus Feb. 24 and 25, where the eight best teams in the Lone Star Conference will face off to claim the title of 2018 State Champion and have a shot at the national title.

Ram Rugby is in the hunt for their third straight conference championship after winning the crown in 2016 and 2017.

 

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