Fall 2010 Newsletter
Captain Nick Finger
President Sam Power
Yale Drops Disappointing Game to Middlebury
In the A game, Yale was unable to contain Middlebury both around the fringes and in the open field. The visiting team jumped out to an early lead, capitalizing on two breakaway runs by their backs and a lack of weak side defense, from which Yale was unable to recover. The main weakness for Yale occurred around the rucks, as both forwards and backs struggled to recycle. Yale turnovers prevented the team from stringing together enough phases to notch a score, though Yale enjoyed an advantage in field position throughout the second half. The home squad's only score of the day came from junior prop Mike Horrell off a quick tap penalty. Although lineouts and scrums were decent throughout, ball handling an a lack of fitness coming off break hurt Yale and resulted in a 48-5 loss to a quicker and more disciplined squad.
The B side suffered many of the same problems around the ruck as the A's, but were able to shut their opponent down offensively and pulled out a victory to cap off the afternoon.