By Beth McKee
12:47 KICK OFF
12:55 Corner Try by Kristin Shum GATE 5 to 0
1:01 Penalty kick to Tucson 3 to GATE 5
1:09 Penalty kick by Lindsay Kinsler GATE 8 to 3
1:10 WATER BREAK 97 on field 🔥🔥🔥
1:12 RESTART with 14 injury pending
1:14 Try by Sara Maurer to the corner GATE 13 to 3
1:31 Stolen 5 meter lineout by Roseline Okpara GATE 18 to 3
1:32 HALF TIME
1:42 SECOND HALF
1:52 A hell of a charge from outside the 22 for a Try by Okpara GATE 23 to 3
1:57 Try by Tucson 10 to GATE 23
2:04 WATER BREAK
2:22 After 15 minutes of forwards grind center Try by Sara Maurer CONVERTED by Kinsler 30 to 10
GATE TO GLENDALE
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By Beth (thumbs) McKee
12:00 Kick off!
12:08 Corner try by #7 Delaney Chapman 5 to 0
12:14pm Centered try by #13 Valerie Ernst converted by #10 Lindsay Kinsler GATE 12 to 0
12:20 WATER BREAK
12:22 RESTART Gate 12 to 0
12:23 Houston centered try, converted / Gate 12 to 7
12:30 score by Tyra Norlander converted by Kinsler 19 to 7
12:35 Try by Ernst converted by Kinsler 26 to 7
12:38 Try by Ernst off of an EPIC ASSIST BY Sheridan Gho 31 to 7
12:44 Try by Kristin Shum 36 to 7
12:45 HALF TIME GATE 36 to 7
12:54 SECOND HALF
12:58 Houston Try converted 36 to 14
1:05 Try by Lindsay Kinsler 41 to 14
1:12 Try by Kinsler converted by Kinsler 48 to 14
1:17 WATER BREAK
1:26 Try by Krustayyyyy converted by Kinsler 55 to 14
1:31 Roseline Okpara sin binned for ruck infringements
1:34 Try from half way by @delaney Chapman Converted by Kinsler 62 to 14
1:40 FINAL SCORE 62 to 14!!!
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It's been a long season since the start of the California Cup back in December, the SFGG men have given it their all, but just fell short 38-48 on Saturday in the quarterfinals vs. the Austin Huns, who went on to dispatch Belmont Shore 54-14 in the semi-finals.
Thanks for the great rugby gents! #GoGate
For SFGG v Huns Scoring As It Happened...
Huge congrats to SFGG Women who won both games in Tucson this past weekend beating Houston 62-14 on Saturday, then Old Pueblo Lightning 30-10 on Sunday to earn a trip to Glendale vs. Milwaukee. Well done ladies #GoGate
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By Beth McKee
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SFGG Women win 62-14 (see scoring elsewhere)
SFGG Men 38-48 Austin Huns
Timeline of men's scores:
4:00 KICK OFF
4:01 Try Austin unconverted 5 to 0
4:04 Try Austin unconverted 10 to 0
4:06 Try SFGG converted 10 to 7
4:09 Penalty kick to Austin 13 to SFGG 7
4:13 Try by Volney Rouse self converted GATE 14 to Austin 13
4:28 Austin Try 18 to GATE 14
4:40 SFGG Try Converted by Rouse SFGG 21 to Austin 18
4:45 Austin Penalty kick 21 to Gate 21
4:46 HALF TIME
4:55 SECOND HALF
5:01 Yellow card to Neil Barrett for high tackle
5:03 Austin Try converted 28 to GATE 21
5:07 Austin Try 33 to GATE 21
5:14 Austin Try 38 to GATE 21
5:16 SFGG yellow card for high tackle
5:18 WATER BREAK
5:21 GATE Try converted by Rouse 28 to Austin 38
5:23 Austin interception Try converted 45 to GATE 28
5:25 Penalty kick by Rouse GATE 31 to Austin 45
5:36 SFGG Try converted by Rouse 38 to Austin 45
5:39 Austin Penalty kick 48 to GATE 38
Congrats to SFGG High School Rugby Team Varsity beating Mother Lode 24-19 to win NorCal's Premier Plate division.
Well done to the players and a big THANK YOU to all the volunteer coaches including Tony Wells, Wylie Ilalio, Ruairi Murphy, Kevin Dixson, Kevin Cuadro, Sebastian Ainslie etc who built this team over the last 6 months starting with beach sessions in November.
Shout out to Mike Caravelli for emergency field repair this morning plus special guests and HS alums including Kevin Sullivan (Cal #1), Danny Barrett, Neil Barrett and Danny La Prevotte. Also, THANK YOU to parents Mua, Lynn, Sharon, Mary Ellen and everyone who helped.
Langilangi Haupeakui's father Sione Toumoua Haupeakui passed away this week with funeral to be held this Saturday. Langi will not be travelling as a result to the national playoffs in Arizona, but we will have him and the Haupeakui family in our thoughts as we play. The team will wear black armbands as a mark of respect to Langilangi and his extended family on Saturday.
We have had two father's taken away from their families this season but we know our community at SFGG will surround those sons with nothing but love and support. Our thoughts and prayers go out to them all.
In late March SFGG visited Jesuit and both teams had to settle for a contentious and unsatisfying 26-26 tie. It seemed appropriate that the teams would meet again in the Premier Plate Final. It's hard to know which team was favored by the narrow field at the Stockton Soccer Complex, but it certainly did not help SFGG's wide game that had worked so well during the season. It was no accident that 3 of SFGG's 4 tries were scored by forwards - NIKITA MOYSOV #7 scored two and IAN TUPULUA #8 scored one - and the fourth was scored by fly-half CORMAC SLATTERY. Much credit goes to the forward pack who worked hard throughout this physical encounter. We lost count of the pick and go calls, but each one was rewarded with positive yards.
Jesuit were first on the board with a hard fought converted try under the posts. Both teams were determined and resolute in defense throughout the game, resulting in a bruising encounter played positively by both teams. Nikita Moysov's tries both came from strong runs and Ian Tupulua's was the result of a pick and go. All of the forwards' tries were converted by Cormac Slattery. Cormac's only missed conversion was after scoring himself. Man of the match for the forwards was given to Nikita Moysov and MARK KEARNEY #9 was selected for the backs, however each and every player deserved recognition. XAVIER HARO #12 had an excellent game both offensively and defensively, and JERICHO NIKO #13 had some crunching tackles.
This team came a long way from it's first scrimmage in mid January. By the end of the season, the team felt capable of competing with any team in the region, and the win over Jesuit certainly demonstrated their capability. Much of the credit goes to the volunteer coaching staff of Jone Naqica, Alastair Robinson and former HS players Eoin Sheeran, Edmond Murphy, Nick O'Shea, Jack McNamara, Mike Keane, Kevin Kohmann and others who helped throughout the season stretching back to beach sessions in November.
Plus, Special thanks to Varsity coaches Tony Wells, Wylie Ilalio, Kevin Cuadro, Kevin Dixson, Ruairi Murphy and Sebastian M Ainslie (the latter, who refereed in Stockton to make it possible for our HS entry to the tournament).
Also, Mike Mihelich, Bernie Curran, Kim Nguyen, Mary Ellen Rogers and Mua Milika Pulete, XaVee Haro, Meserve Platt and ALL the parents for their huge contributions this year.