Thursday, May 6, 2010

Pygmies Struggle In Challenge

Mountain Mail Reports

The New Mexico Tech Rugby Club stumbled to a third-place finish in the Fifth Sometimes Annual Socorro Challenge Tens Tournament on April 24.
The Pygmies could manage only one win from four matches in the four team, ten-a-side competition. (A traditional rugby union team is comprised of 15 players.) A total of nine matches were held throughout the day, with University of New Mexico capping a spotless 5-0 record with a 49-24 triumph over New Mexico State University in the final.
The opening match saw the hometown team give the Lobos their stiffest challenge of the day. Although Tech could not manage a point, the speedy UNM side was limited to their lowest total of the day with 12.
New Mexico Tech then returned in hopes of their first win against the Brujos, but were disappointed when former Pygmy Tory Tadano, a Socorro native, scored a second-half try that saw his Albuquerque team squeak past by a 15-10 score.

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