In this Sunday’s match up between the Ohio Aviators and the San Diego Breakers, Ohio once again showed why they are one of the most dominating forces in American Rugby, sealing a 44-21 victory over the SoCal squad.
The match began close, with the score being tied 3-3 more than ten minutes into the first half. Ohio then opened up door with one of their now infamous rolling mauls going in for the first try of the game.
Although the Breakers did a good job of controlling the pace and territory through the remainder of the first half, Ohio’s defense would not budge within the red zone. Ohio’s Waldouck was able to score another try before the half expired, putting the home team ahead 20-6 at 40 minutes.
With a not-so-impossible deficit to overcome, San Diego came into the second half (at first) with a rambunctious vigor to their speed and passing. Unfortunately, many of their big breaks and opportunities were quelled by either heart breaking turnovers or penalties.
That’s when the floodgates began to open. Ohio’s forwards such as Jamie Mackintosh and Demarcus Beach began creating gaps for their wings by plowing through tackles forcing more of San Diego’s men to commit to stopping them.
Not only that, but the ball control and passing today by the Aviator wings was on a much higher level than we have seen by any other team this season. With switches and off loads being given (most of the time) with pinpoint accuracy.
The Breakers refused to give in though. Despite trailing by more than 30 points at one time, and Ohio committing a HUGE amount of penalties when backed up against their own try line, they constantly suppressed efforts by the Aviators to run the score up even more, becoming the first team to hold them under 50 points in what has become known as The Fortress, in Obetz, Ohio.
San Diego’s season doesn’t get any easier, as they prepare to take on the Denver Stampede next week, who are looking to retake their former place at the top of the standings.
Ohio secured another bonus point in today’s effort after scoring 4+ tries.
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