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Saturday March 22,2014 OMBAC D1 traveled north taking on Las Vegas Black Jacks in Las Vegas. Our road trip started with 19 players as our PRP players were headed up to San Francisco to take on Olympic Club.
In the beginning of the first half our defense held up, resulting in 3 penalty kicks from the Black Jacks taking a 9-0 lead into the first 20 minutes of the game. The Black Jacks scored a tried and take a commanding 16-0 with 10 minutes left in the half. Within the next ten minutes OMBAC maul the Black Jacks forwards for twenty meters going in the try line, the ball was brought out from fly half U.S.M.C Cpl. Josh Barry to inside center U.S Naval LT. Derek Bheil for his first try of the season as an OMBAC player.
At halftime the score was 16-7 Las Vegas. As the game goes on the Black Jacks capitalized on our handling errors and scored a few tries to extend their lead. Injuries started to come in and new players coming off the bench Black Jacks continue to capitalized on our errors leading to the final scored of 48 – 7 Black Jacks. Saturday was the first time in 7 years that Las Vegas Black Jacks has beaten OMBAC rugby.
I thank you to a great group of young men who represented OMBAC D1 Rugby this weekend in Las Vegas. As Coach, I would like to share an inspirational story with all of you OMBAC families and friends. Three weeks ago U.S.Naval Lt. Derek Bheil was on deployment out in the ocean; he has emailed and kept us posted of his arrival back into San Diego. He was not sure if his Navy ship would come in on time for the Las Vegas trip. He offers to pay his own airline ticket on Saturday morning to catch the 2pm start of the game in Las Vegas if his ship arrives on Sat. morning. On Friday evening I have not heard from Derek, I started to feel the worst, I am down to 18 players available for the trip. As I stand and wait at our usual bus pick up stop at the Comber parking lot, I saw Lt. Derek Bheil drive up, got out of his car ready to go. It is people and teammate like Lt. Derek Bheil that makes OMBAC Rugby a better place.
This Saturday is the rematch with Belmont Shores. We look forward to seeing all of you come join the OMBAC RUGBY support bus that will be going to the game at Cal State Long Beach and hope you all have a chance to meet and share your OMBAC experience with LT. Bheil.
Members, Members, Members….here is a Rugby Update:
Alumni Weekend: THIS WEEKEND
13 February (Thursday) Social, 6pm at Bully’s East
15 February (Saturday) Game Day, youth in the morning with a 1pm and 3pm Men’s Kick off vs Belmont
We will have limited Alumni Shirts for sale at both events. We will have what is believed to be the current Alumni information list, so please make an effort to check your contact information and update if needed so we are current. 50 yrs of OMBAC Rugby is just around the corner, and we want to do something to celebrate the players, sponsors, and supports that have helped build this great club of ours.
(special thanks Derek, JD and the entire Bully’s family for hosting the social)
22 February – 23 February (Saturday and Sunday)
We have a limited number of open seats (20-25) available for our Division 1 Team game against Vegas.
Leave 22 February (Saturday) 6am at Comber Parking Lot), return 23 February (Sunday) afternoon sometime
$60.00 for seat on the bus (includes the seat, tip for the drive and some refreshments on the way home, the team will be focusing on playing on the ride up)
Rooms will be on your own, we are staying at (this is across the street from MGM and behind the Tropicana, next to Hooters Casino):
Americas Best Value Inn
167 E. Tropicana Ave.
Las Vegas, NV 89109
If interested, email Cholla at firstname.lastname@example.org . First come first seat….This is a great way to help support the Rugby Club AND get to Vegas…
Belmont Supporter Bus:
01 March (Saturday)
C&L are helping to organize a supporter bus up to the Belmont games (2 games, Div 1 and PRP).
Bus will leave Comber Parking lot around 10:30 am the day of and return later that evening.
C&L are looking to fill 40-45 seats, so the first that come with a check secure their seats…HURRY
Cost is $35.00, CHECK ONLY.
C&L will be at the game this weekend to collect money, and will be at the next Parent Club meeting….hurry, seats are filling fast.
Again, OMBAC Rugby wants to thank everyone for all the support over the many years….we look forward to seeing everyone out at the games….
Old Mission Beach Athletic Rugby Club — OMBAC Division 1 expected they’d be ready once the Pacific Rugby Premiership (PRP) players moved up and started their competition against Santa Monica (PRP) Saturday. As Coach, I couldn’t have imagined how much we would hold up against Santa Monica D1 without having a pre-season game in addition to having a lot of new comers and players as young as 17 years old starting for OMBAC D1 for the very first time.
Our youngest player 17 year old Seth Trujillo from Coronado High School starting at Hooker and 19 year old new comer Tyler Root starting at 8, Santa Monica took advantage of scrum early and took a 10-0 lead in the first 15-20 minutes of the game. As the game goes on our young players got stronger, regained their confidence and started to execute our game plan moving the ball out wide into the hands of winger Taylor Lanigan who turned in a hat trick three (3) try’s on Saturday. Taylor Lanigan is returning to the D1 lineup for the first time this year. In addition, 19 year old Tyler Root had a solid performance being a jumper on lineouts.
On the defensive side of the ball, D1 Captain Alex Sarrouff and new comer Tony Souder both flankers have solid performance. As the 2nd half started, OMBAC D1 has taken up the attitude of an Auzzie Captain on defense and continues to apply pressure and dominate Santa Monica in all areas of the game. It resulted in 47-26 in the final score.
To wrap up OMBAC D1 first game of 2014 season performance against Santa Monica, the best words I can described this group is “the body of work”. We look forward to building a solid foundation on defense, strong in break downs and set piece as we test ourselves against a good Belmont Shores team this coming Saturday. As Coach I continue to build a defensive minded Rugby football team that will one day dominate the competition. Thank you all, families, friends, supporters and fans of OMBAC Rugby for following us and be part of 2014 season. I look forward into seeing all of you at the little Q, home of OMBAC Rugby on Saturday Feb 15, 2014 vs Belmont Shores.
Written by Alex Goff, RugbyMag Saturday, 08 February 2014 20:12
OMBAC flyhalf Zach Pangelinan scored a try at the death and kicked the all-too-crucial conversion to lift OMBAC to a 29-28 victory over Santa Monica Saturday in Pacific Rugby Premiership action.
In an exciting and back-and-forth match, the teams traded the lead, but it seemed, with time essentially up and the Dolphins leading 28-22, that Santa Monica would take this one. Pangelinan, who had kept his team in it with the four penalty goals, then zipped in for the winner.
Wing Shane Moise and sub Micah Schrimpf scored tries for OMBAC, while Pangelinan contributed 19 points with a try, a conversion, and four penalties.
This is OMBAC’s first PRP victory as they had a by last week. Santa Monica loses their second close game.
ALUMNI HAPPY HOUR
Thursday, February 13th, 6-8pm at Bully’s East, 2401 Camino Del Rio South
Meet the players and relive the best memories. Food and drink specials just for OMBAC Rugby Alumni.
OMBAC ALUMNI GAME
Saturday, February 15th, 12:45pm at Little Q, 9449 Friars Road
1pm – OMBAC D1 vs Belmont D1
3pm – OMBAC PRP vs Belmont PRP
Celebrate the Alumni!
Postmatch at The Tilted Kilt Mission Valley
The 2014 season is off to a great start. There was a huge crowd for the Blondes vs Brunettes flag football game for charity and then the same for OMBAC’s victory over the Old Aztecs of 32-8. The first game for PRP will be in Santa Monica on February 8th.
The start of the 2014 season is right around the corner! This years opening day has a special event before the match. The Blondes v Brunettes football charity fundraising game. The fundraising for the football game goes to local Alzheimer’s research. Come out and support the team and a great cause! There will be a DJ, Food and drinks.
Little Q at Qualcomm Stadium
9449 Friars Road
Saturday, February 1st, 2014
12pm (noon) – Blondes v Brunettes
3pm – OMBAC v Old Aztecs
$5 at the gate. All proceeds go to the club
Donations for the OMBAC Rugby and the Alzheimer’s Association are welcome
Come out and support the team at the season kickoff dinner. Hear the captains and coaches speeches plus meet the players and more!
Tilted Kilt Mission Valley
1640 Camino Del Rio N.
Wednesday, January 29th 2014 at 7pm
$25 a person (Dinner with appetizer, salad and one beverage)
All proceeds go to the club, donations always welcome