Fall 2010 Newsletter
Captain Nick Finger
President Sam Power
YALE 55 - University of New Hampshire 10
Today, the Yale squad won convincingly over University of New Hampshire 55-10. The scoring onslaught began early as the Elis were able to find space on the outside, and winger Sam White (2008) earned a try in the right corner of the end zone at about the 5 minute mark. They were score again on the same side at the 10-minute mark, this time in the person of winger Ryan Salinas (2009).
This marked only the beginning, however, as Yale would put up 7 more tries on the day. The next try came on a beautiful play down the left sideline in which 8-man Ervien Yeo (2007) and Sam White masterfully passed the ball back and forth until the defender was beat and Yeo found himself alone under the posts for a try. More adept passing was seen when Thomas Kidd (2008) looped fellow center Jack Mahoney (2007) and took a pass for another score in the center of the try zone. The last try of the half came when Teddy Bunzel (2008) pick up a loose ball and carried three defenders into the try zone.
Yale continued its scoring ways in the second half when Mahoney took a pass at the 22-meter line, ran through the fullback, and placed the ball down in the try zone at the 47 minute mark. However, shortly after this score, the Yale squad exhibited poor play, marked by signs of poor focus and uninspired defense, and allowed two scores by UNH. However, in both cases, Yale replied with quick scores on the other end. One was put down by team president Sherman Wang (2007), while the other was placed down by Kidd. In the end it was a convincing victory by Yale, who looks forward to playing Brown next week.
The B-side continued the domination started by the A-side. The backs looked as sharp as they have this season, mixing in more complex plays and really grasping the concept of phase play and good rucking. The pack also played well, getting to break downs and dominating in the set pieces.
The b-side scored 5 tries on the day, making it an even dozen for Yale on the day. Of particular note in the game were Aaron Reiss (2010), Aaron Friedman (2008), Patrick Madden (2010) and Andrew Detty (2010), who all scored tries, and Andrew Moir (2010), who played very well in the pack throughout the afternoon. The final score of their match was Yale 31, UNH 12.