5 Mar 2008
This article has been written by Trenton Yackzan.
The Mustangs routed UCSD on Saturday, winning the match 95-3. According to head coach Nick Massman, it was the first "complete game" that he has seen Poly play thus far in the season.
Lock Luke Callahan initiated the scoring extravaganza with a flying-swan diving try early in the match. Flankers Jesse Dundon and Ryan Fry proved to be a dynamic duo, scoring a combined 20 points for the Mustangs. Aside from banging in single trys of their own, Fry and Dundon scored 2 trys as a result of properly executed two-man mauls.
Overall there was a total of 15 trys scored in the game, a record high for the season. Center Jeff Van Meter lead the pack of scoring with 4 trys on the day. Others who scored included a list of the usual suspects and a few newbies as well. The list included Wing Martin Phelan, Fly Half Doug Marshall, Wing Jared Gamm, Eight Man Ryder Ross, Prop Gabe Escalera, and rookie Flanker Eric Watson added a couple of trys to the mix, mentioning thereafter how excited he is for the upcoming rookie try day.
Also, Escalera proved to the crowd that his game skills do go beyond "crushing people" after he demonstrated his gracefulness with a few spin moves throughout the match. Poly’s second side also won by a lopsided margin, with a final score of 94-0. Fullback Ryan Kaut put his skills on display, adding 29 points to the final score. Poly is pleased with the victories and will be heading for Long Beach next weekend for the final road game of the league season.
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