Arizona vs Life - Collegiate Rugby Championship

Arizona vs Life

Sunday, 05 Jun
06/05/2016 08:44 AM Cup QF #3In-stadium
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Arizona171712Life12

Recent Performances

Arizona
Sunday, 05 Jun
06/05/2016 08:44 AM Cup QF #3In-stadium
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Arizona171712Life12
Saturday, 04 Jun
06/04/2016 03:33 PM Pool CIn-stadium
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Arizona14145St. Joseph’s5
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06/04/2016 10:40 AM Pool CIn-stadium
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Arizona20200Army0
Sunday, 31 May
05/31/2015 11:25 AM Cup Semi #2PPL Park
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Kutztown191914Arizona14

Arizona won a thriller over Life in overtime, 17-12. The Wildcats scored the tying try after the horn in the second half, and put the match-winner over a couple minutes into overtime. This match was gritty and back-and-forth from the very start. Neither team gave up much space. When one team did, the other made them pay. Life could have had more opportunities, but committed penalty after penalty. Tyler Sousley opened the scoring for Arizona with a play in the corner, then Life quickly countered with a wonderful odd-man rush down the touch line for a score by Connor Mooneyham. The conversion by Life was the difference in the score at halftime, a 7-5 lead for the Running Eagles. The second half started as slow as the first, and Life’s lack of discipline penalty-wise continued. They kept the pressure deep in their offensive end, and their patience paid off with a try towards the corner by Harley Davidson to bring Life’s lead to 12-5 late in the half. Arizona looked for one final push at the final horn, and got it when Shane Demsey powered his way over the line for a try. The conversion sent this one to overtime. Life controlled the kick, and despite mishandling the ball at midfield, kept the pressure on. A misplay by Arizona put Life inside the 22, but the Running Eagles turned the ball over on a nice poach by the Wildcats. A huge step-and-run by Sousley put Arizona in close. Mooneyham was sent off to the sin bin, and with the man advantage, Jonah Eldridge rolled over a defender to score the winning try.

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