Rugby ends streak in shutout win

By Joseph M. Molina
Arizona Daily Wildcat
February 19, 1996

Can you say domination?

The Arizona men's club rugby team can.

Arizona (6-4 overall, 1-3 in the Pacific Collegiate Rugby Conference Southern Division) snapped a four-game losing streak with a crushing 43-0 win over Cal Poly-San Luis Obispo (1-3, 1-3) yesterday.

The Arizona forwards were dominant in the win, assistant coach Dave King said.

"We won good ball," King said, which means that controlling the ball gave the players more opportunities to score.

King said tackling, a problem with the team in the past, was good in yesterday's game.

Arizona was able to exploit the Mustangs' when Cal Poly overcommitted to the Wildcats' backs, freshman fly and kicker Christopher Kron said.

"Our backs stepped it up today," he said.

The Wildcats didn't face a great deal of pressure which helped the team play with confidence, King said.

Kron scored a game-high 23 points on three trys and four conversions.

Chris Everett, Greg Yates, Mike Fair, and Paul Gause each scored one try in the win.

Friday, Arizona lost 47-28 to UC-Santa Barbara (6-1, 4-0). The Gauchos lead the Southern Division.

"We can't take away anything from Santa Barbara. They are a very talented team," head coach Dave Sitton said.