Reserves shine as BYU rugby runs over Montana State

The BYU rugby team prepares for a throw-in last season. Photo by Elliott Miller
The BYU rugby team prepares for a throw-in last season. (Photo by Elliott Miller)

After a tough loss against St. Mary’s last week, BYU came back with an overwhelming victory of 157-0 against Montana State.

“I think, all in all, we saw some improvement over last week,” said BYU head coach David Smyth. “The opportunity to play some more rugby together in preparation for the games coming up can only be a good thing.”

The game was held at Helaman Field and split into three periods instead of two, giving many BYU reserves the chance to get quality experience on the field.

Within the first two minutes of the game BYU took the lead with a try by junior Jordan Lowry. Sophomore Josh Webber was good on the conversion, putting the Cougars ahead by seven points.

The rest of the game was basically a landslide as the Cougars continued to score until the end, finally reaching the ending score. Despite the wipeout, the Cougars are still striving for improvement in their performance.

“We are really going to need to be able to step it up to be able to compete against the teams we have coming up in the next few weeks,” Smyth said.

The season’s home opener will be BYU versus the Glendale Raptors. The game will be held March 1 at 1 p.m. (MST) at South Field.

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