Match Writeup: San Antonio @ McAllen

"The sea was angry that day, my friends, but not as angry as the ref."
- Coach Jay Arbizu

San Antonio came out fast and played the first 15 minutes in McAllen's half with Lobos finally taking the first try over the line at the 16th minute.  McAllen cherry-picked an errant pass to tie the score 7-7 (23'). SA answered right back with a try by Chuy at the 27th minute.  At half, the score was 28-7 with two more tries by Cliff (37' and 40').

The second half was not as pretty.  Chuy scored a second time early on (44'), McAllen responded with a second try (52'), and a third try for Cliff at the 60th minute (with Orlando making his 6th conversion kick of the day) was the last time SA scored.  Two long yellow cards (Dell at the 67th minute and Tonga one minute later) left a lot of time for McAllen to attack against a 13-man defense.  McAllen managed to punch in three tries (70', 82', & 87') as the ref allowed the match to run almost ten minutes over full-time.

In the end, San Antonio secured the win with a final score of 42-31 and earned the needed bonus point. Overall, it was a solid victory on a long road trip and traveling a little light! Matalos!

McAllen Match Sheet