Sunday, May 21, 2017

NYAC, Austin Huns Advance To DI Final

The DI final is set after both NYAC and the Austin Huns put in strong defensive performances to win the East and West regionals respectively.

NYAC 27-5 Chicago Lions

Out East NYAC put in a performance eerily similar to their win over Mystic River in the round of eight. They ground their way to a solid lead and never let the Lions in the match. That mainly thanks to the play of veterans like Seamus Kelly who have been slowly power the team all season.

NYAC scored first about 10 minutes into the match with an unconverted try. They would add to that with a penalty to make it 8-0. The Lions weren't out of it with each team having their opportunities but it was the NYAC defense that was able to have the biggest impact. NYAC finished the half with another try to lead 13-0.

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In the second half NYAC used their strong forward play to get a try to extend the lead to 20-0. It wasn't all good for the New Yorkers as they were issued a yellow with about a dozen minutes left. That allowed the Lions to score but NYAC did well to kill off the match and leave with the win.

Austin Huns 54-15 Belmont Shore

With SFGG expected to be their biggest rival in the West and with the Bay Area side beaten yesterday the Austin Huns had no trouble beating Belmont Shore to advance to the final in Glendale. The Huns went up 7-0 early and later extended that to 10-0. Both teams got a little extra intense early as each team had a player sent to the bin. That temporarily seemed to energize Belmont Shore as they got their first try. The teams then traded scores with Austin hitting two penalties and Belmont Shore one. At the end of the half it was close at 16-8.

The second half firmly belonged to the Huns. Hanco Germishuys started things off with a try  and then continued to add to the scoreline leading 47-8. Belmont Shore was able to get a late converted try but so did the Huns.

The Huns-NYAC match should be one for the ages. NYAC haven't shown a lot of holes this year and neither have the Huns.

In the Di consolation matches Mystic River beat Rocky Gorge 77-17 and SFGG beat Life West 61-26. 

1 comment:

  1. Those Welborn twins for the Huns seem quite a force!! The whole team is solid AF, but Brian and Craig bring that fire every team needs!!