Belmont Shore Power Way to DI Club Championship

Belmont Shore Power Way to DI Club Championship

GLENDALE, Colo. - For many years, Belmont Short has been synonymous with Championships in both sevens and fifteens. The storied club is back to their winning ways in fifteens after claiming the 2012 Emirates Airline USA Rugby Men’s DI Club Championship.

 

Belmont claimed the DI championship after dismantling a potent Glendale Raptors outfit in front of their home crowd 34-11. Right from the get-go, Belmont made it clear they were going to be running down hill all day.

 

Just two minutes into the game, Glendale’s Nese Malifa attempted a routine clearance from just inside his 22-meter line, but the Belmont defense was swift getting up and the kick was charged down and collected by eventual MVP Ed McKenna. From the turnover, Belmont would attack quickly out wide when Peter Sio broke two tackles, turned the corner on the defense and raced down the touchline for a 30 meter try.

 

McKenna would bolster his MVP stock just five minutes later when Peter Sio made another crafty line break then offloaded to supporters Tony Fratangelo and USA U-20 standout Mike Teo, before Teo was drug to deck 20 meters out. McKenna lined up at first receiver and plowed through three missed tackles to dot down. Belmont shore lead 14-0 not 10 minutes in.

 

Glendale would start to gather some momentum, and looked dangerous at times, but things just weren’t going their way. In the 18th minute, Flyhalf Nese Malifa made a beautiful territorial kick from behind his own 22 that would find touch about one meter off the Belmont try line. However, in call that shattered Glendale’s momentum, Referee Aruna Ranaweera penalized the Raptors for being offside at the kick, and play would come all the way back.

 

Belmont went back on the attack through the astute field marshaling of promising young flyhalf Kameron Moeller, a product of the Santa Barbra Academy. Moeller laid down a grubber kick that bounced right off the hands of Glendale’s Dewon Reed and into the hands of Peter Sio who pinned his ears back for another long range try. Belmont all of a sudden found themselves up 21-0 after 22 minutes.

 

Glendale wasn’t done attacking though. Dewon Reed (who had a quiet game following last year’s MVP performance) received the ball on the wing around mid-field and popped up a kick that speedster Max Statler gathered off the bounce and outpaced the likes of Sio and Luteru Patu for an excellent Raptors try.

 

The try of the day however, would come up just after halftime when Belmont stalwart Tony Fratangelo broke a tackle around mid-field and carved up the defense before being drug down. Former Collegiate All-American Zach Fenoglio received the pass out of the back of the ruck and charged up field. Fenoglio dished to Pete Dahl who pointed his nose toward the tryline, but was taken into contact in the corner of the pitch about 3 meters out, and about 2 meters from the touchline. The omnipresent Peter Sio recognized the space outside, and Dahl unloaded the sweetest little no-look, behind-the-back, wrist-flick of a pass while in contact for Sio to gather and dive in for another Belmont try. Creative stuff from Dahl, and beautiful support play from Sio, and Belmont now led 29-11.

 

The hits would keep coming for both teams. It was as physical as you’d ever hope to see out of a DI Championship match. Early in the second half, the players got an extra break too when the unpredictable Colorado weather came into play and the match was suspended for about 30 minutes due to lightning.

 

The final try of the match came around the 40 minute mark when Pate Uiagaleilelei make a bruising line break and rumbled 50 meters deep into Glendale territory. A well-organized rolling maul was formed by Belmont, and Zach Fenoglio finished the effort by diving over for the try. 34-11 Belmont, eventually the final score of the match.

 

Ed McKenna took home the MVP honors, but there were several standouts for Belmont Shore, including some very young and upcoming talent that showed well. USA U-20 hooker (playing wing for Belmont) Mike Teo was skillful and hard, and 21 year-old Kameron Moeller was smart and aggressive at flyhalf all day. Belmont Club President James Walker said the influx of youth in their program is not by accident. “We’re making a conscience effort to find and develop Southern Californian and American talent.” It’s a move that seems to be paying dividends.

 

To get your official event photographs visit http://www.klcfotos.com/

 

Miss the match? Watch all the action on replay! Watch now on your computer at ustream.tv/usarugby. The broadcast of the match is scheduled for the following re-airs: Fox Soccer Plus - June 7, 2012 | 12am ET; Root Sports Rocky Mtn - June 24, 2012 | 8am MT; Denver’s ABC 7* - July 22, 2012 | 11am MT

 

Belmont Shore 34

Tries: Sio (3), McKenna, Fenoglio

Cons: Moeller (3)

Pens: Moeller

 

Glendale 11

Tries: Statler

Pens: Siegel (2)

 

Match Day Rosters:

 

 

Belmont Shore

1

Brice Schilling

2

Zack Fenoglio

3

Jacob Grubbs

4

Samuel Lilley

5

Ian Carpenter

6

Edward McKenna

7

Luteru Patu

8

Peter Dahl

9

Rainer Ball

10

Kameron Moeller

11

Pate Uiagalelei

12

Ed Pitts

13

Peter Sio

14

Mike Teo

15

Tony Fratangelo

16

Ken Kavanagh

17

Sene Tela

18

Hayden Pitts

19

Joe Aleki

20

Andrew Mase

21

James Muse

22

Geoffrey Pound

23

Elisala Tela

 

 

Glendale

1

Pieter Botha

2

Joshua Sutcliffe

3

Chad Slaby

4

Douglas Graves

5

Matthew Doubek

6

Colby Knepp

7

Stan Moaalii

8

Clinton Camp

9

Daryl Furlong

10

Valenese Malifa

11

Maxwell Statler

12

Simon Dogbe

13

Tyler Siegel

14

Iniki Fa'amausili

15

Dewon Reed

16

Patrick Carroll

17

Michael Tafel

18

Patrick Doyle

19

Isaac Valdez

20

Bradley Winbush

21

Justin Pauga

22

Andre Bachelet

23

Bryan Evans

 

 

 

 

GLENDALE, Colo. - For many years, Belmont Short has been synonymous with Championships in both sevens and fifteens. The storied club is back to their winning ways in fifteens after claiming the 2012 Emirates Airline USA Rugby Men’s DI Club Championship.

 

Belmont claimed the DI championship after dismantling a potent Glendale Raptors outfit in front of their home crowd 34-11. Right from the get-go, Belmont made it clear they were going to be running down hill all day.

 

Just two minutes into the game, Glendale’s Nese Malifa attempted a routine clearance from just inside his 22-meter line, but the Belmont defense was swift getting up and the kick was charged down and collected by eventual MVP Ed McKenna. From the turnover, Belmont would attack quickly out wide when Peter Sio broke two tackles, turned the corner on the defense and raced down the touchline for a 30 meter try.

 

McKenna would bolster his MVP stock just five minutes later when Peter Sio made another crafty line break then offloaded to supporters Tony Fratangelo and USA U-20 standout Mike Teo, before Teo was drug to deck 20 meters out. McKenna lined up at first receiver and plowed through three missed tackles to dot down. Belmont shore lead 14-0 not 10 minutes in.

 

Glendale would start to gather some momentum, and looked dangerous at times, but things just weren’t going their way. In the 18th minute, Flyhalf Nese Malifa made a beautiful territorial kick from behind his own 22 that would find touch about one meter off the Belmont try line. However, in call that shattered Glendale’s momentum, Referee Aruna Ranaweera penalized the Raptors for being offside at the kick, and play would come all the way back.

 

Belmont went back on the attack through the astute field marshaling of promising young flyhalf Kameron Moeller, a product of the Santa Barbra Academy. Moeller laid down a grubber kick that bounced right off the hands of Glendale’s Dewon Reed and into the hands of Peter Sio who pinned his ears back for another long range try. Belmont all of a sudden found themselves up 21-0 after 22 minutes.

 

Glendale wasn’t done attacking though. Dewon Reed (who had a quiet game following last year’s MVP performance) received the ball on the wing around mid-field and popped up a kick that speedster Max Statler gathered off the bounce and outpaced the likes of Sio and Luteru Patu for an excellent Raptors try.

 

The try of the day however, would come up just after halftime when Belmont stalwart Tony Fratangelo broke a tackle around mid-field and carved up the defense before being drug down. Former Collegiate All-American Zach Fenoglio received the pass out of the back of the ruck and charged up field. Fenoglio dished to Pete Dahl who pointed his nose toward the tryline, but was taken into contact in the corner of the pitch about 3 meters out, and about 2 meters from the touchline. The omnipresent Peter Sio recognized the space outside, and Dahl unloaded the sweetest little no-look, behind-the-back, wrist-flick of a pass while in contact for Sio to gather and dive in for another Belmont try. Creative stuff from Dahl, and beautiful support play from Sio, and Belmont now led 29-11.

 

The hits would keep coming for both teams. It was as physical as you’d ever hope to see out of a DI Championship match. Early in the second half, the players got an extra break too when the unpredictable Colorado weather came into play and the match was suspended for about 30 minutes due to lightning.

 

The final try of the match came around the 40 minute mark when Pate Uiagaleilelei make a bruising line break and rumbled 50 meters deep into Glendale territory. A well-organized rolling maul was formed by Belmont, and Zach Fenoglio finished the effort by diving over for the try. 34-11 Belmont, eventually the final score of the match.

 

Ed McKenna took home the MVP honors, but there were several standouts for Belmont Shore, including some very young and upcoming talent that showed well. USA U-20 hooker (playing wing for Belmont) Mike Teo was skillful and hard, and 21 year-old Kameron Moeller was smart and aggressive at flyhalf all day. Belmont Club President James Walker said the influx of youth in their program is not by accident. “We’re making a conscience effort to find and develop Southern Californian and American talent.” It’s a move that seems to be paying dividends.

 

To get your official event photographs visit http://www.klcfotos.com/

 

Miss the match? Watch all the action on replay! Watch now on your computer at ustream.tv/usarugby. The broadcast of the match is scheduled for the following re-airs: Fox Soccer Plus - June 7, 2012 | 12am ET; Root Sports Rocky Mtn - June 24, 2012 | 8am MT; Denver’s ABC 7* - July 22, 2012 | 11am MT

 

Belmont Shore 34

Tries: Sio (3), McKenna, Fenoglio

Cons: Moeller (3)

Pens: Moeller

 

Glendale 11

Tries: Statler

Pens: Siegel (2)

 

Match Day Rosters:

 

 

Belmont Shore

1

Brice Schilling

2

Zack Fenoglio

3

Jacob Grubbs

4

Samuel Lilley

5

Ian Carpenter

6

Edward McKenna

7

Luteru Patu

8

Peter Dahl

9

Rainer Ball

10

Kameron Moeller

11

Pate Uiagalelei

12

Ed Pitts

13

Peter Sio

14

Mike Teo

15

Tony Fratangelo

16

Ken Kavanagh

17

Sene Tela

18

Hayden Pitts

19

Joe Aleki

20

Andrew Mase

21

James Muse

22

Geoffrey Pound

23

Elisala Tela

 

 

Glendale

1

Pieter Botha

2

Joshua Sutcliffe

3

Chad Slaby

4

Douglas Graves

5

Matthew Doubek

6

Colby Knepp

7

Stan Moaalii

8

Clinton Camp

9

Daryl Furlong

10

Valenese Malifa

11

Maxwell Statler

12

Simon Dogbe

13

Tyler Siegel

14

Iniki Fa'amausili

15

Dewon Reed

16

Patrick Carroll

17

Michael Tafel

18

Patrick Doyle

19

Isaac Valdez

20

Bradley Winbush

21

Justin Pauga

22

Andre Bachelet

23

Bryan Evans

 

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