Just 6 minutes after Referee Ed Barfels blew his whistle to open the game, Wing ANNA KOBARA beat the Amazon Fullback to touch down in the corner. 5 minutes later the Amazon wing returned the favor with a try and conversion that put the Amazons in the lead – 7 to 5.
On recovering the kickoff, SFGG struck quickly with KOBARA scoring under the posts for an easy conversion by Flyhalf LINDSEY KINSLER, putting the Gate women in front again – and didn’t look back.
At the half, SFGG Women held a commanding 45 – 7 lead. The Amazon attack threatened, but were unable to sustain an attack agains the well organized SFGG defense. The scoring slowed – in the second half with SFGG notching 2 more tries, and at the fll time mark The Amazons crossed the line to add another converted try. At full time – SFGG enjoyed a decisive victory 55 – 14.
This was a good victory – with no serious injuries, and a lot of work for the entire squad. Flanker KELLEY SHERER was named Player of the Match as she relentlessly pursued the attacking Amazons, and linked up with the breakaway runs on the attack.
Up next – a return match with an opportunity to revenge the only loss of the season to the women of Life West. A serious challenge.
6” KOBARA 5
15” KOBARA 5 KINSLER 2
23” KINSLER 5 KINSLER 2
28“ SHUM 5
32” KOBARA 5 KINSLER 2
37” JOHNSON 5 KINSLER 2
40” SHUM 5 KINSLER 2 HALF SFGG 45 – Amazon 7
51” CHAPMAN 5
60” ERNST - KINSLER 2 FINAL SFGG 55 – Amazons 14
1 Jill Shearer, 2 Olivia Morales, 3 Celia Dattles, 4 Natalie Klotz, 5 Frankie Soares, 6 Kelley Sherer, 7 Delaney Chapman, 8 Sheridan Gho, 9 Sho Markus, 10 Lindsey Kinsler, 11 Anna Kobara. 12 Valerie Ernst, 13 Synthia Wright, 14 Kristin Shum, 15 Lex Johnson, 16 Roz Okpara, 17 Sara Maurer, 18 Sequoia Herbalista, 19 Renee Bautista, 20 Morgan Henson, 21 Lauren Hinxman, 22 Reiff Hill, 23 Bob Bazan
This was a hard fought contest – the JV defense kept the athletically superior peninsula Green team out of the goal line for 20 minutes, but the scores began to add up despite some very inspired and well positioned defense. JERICHO NIKO scored two breakaway tries down the sidelines in the second half, one of which was converted by CORMAC SLATTERY. Outmatched physically, SFGG players never quit – Onward!
By Austin Brewin:
In a very even contest between teams playing different styles, the difference came down to a successful conversion by the visitors. The Peninsula men have several very quick players who made a number of breakaway forays and out ran their support, but did touch down twice for ªunconverted) tries. The SFGG defense was able to stop most of these while playing a more controlled type attack, resulting in 2 first half score. The half ended with a 10 – 10 try.
On the restart, Peninsula Green struck first with a try ten minutes into the second half. It was converted. The visitors then lead a see – saw battle only to see the Silver strike again with a terrific try in the last minute of the game. The conversion went wide, and the whistle blew before any more fire works.
These are two evenly matched teams with the outcome in doubt until a late try by SFGG put the game out of reach. Photos by Austin Brewin.
The following is the report by Alex Goff in his Goff Report:
Mckeon, Marty; Tafeamalii, Keanu; Tagaloa, Uilisone; Carlin, Bernard; Hagan, Daniel; McElligott, Ronnie; Alston, Alexander; Rogers, Dylan
Breiz, Jeffrey; Orford, Ronan; Fewer, Sean; Tofi, Folasaitu; McKeon, Jack; Alapati, David; Kerrigan, Joseph
Ramos, Tyler; Truoccolo, Andre; Sua, Haini; Lui, Mose; Long, Darragh; Brady, Aidan; Lucey, Frank; McDonagh, Chris; Burke, Michael; Molia, Lio
SFGG Men D1 Gold A 29-5 Olympic Club
SFGG Men D1 Green B 30-70* Sacramento Lions (*Score TBC)
SFGG Women 55-12 Sacramento Amazons
HS Varsity Gold 26-17 Pen Green
HS Varsity Silver 15-17 Pen Green
HS JV 12-46 Pen Green