Milwaukee overcomes initial deficit but falls short at the final whistle in Kansas City.

The Barbarians suffered their first loss of the spring season today in a high-scoring match in Kansas City vs. the Blues. 

The match started poorly for the visitors as Kansas controlled possession and field position for much of the first 20 minutes yielding 3 converted tries. 21-0 for the Blues.

But in an impressive show of heart and determination, Milwaukee turned up both the offense and defense. With just 12 minutes remaining in the match, the visitors had scored 36 points with the Blues adding only a penalty: 36-24 Barbarians.

But the Blues found another gear and after two tries, including one at the final whistle, the hosts regained the lead and took the win 43-39.

Roster

  • #1 King, Damon
  • #2 Grams, Joseph
  • #3 Holstine, Benjamin
  • #4 Bastian, Benjamin
  • #5 Smith, Benjamin
  • #6 Schwalbe, Ray
  • #7 Cwiklis, Kyle
  • #8 Fossell, Thomas
  • #9 Patterson, Justin
  • #10 Vigder, Nick
  • #11 Ash, Timothy
  • #12 Leahy, Keenan
  • #13 Albert, Michael
  • #14 Mross, Alex
  • #15 Bartlett, Robert
  • #16 Konvalinka, Michael
  • #17 Smolensky, Eric
  • #18 Van Wey, John
  • #19 Sims, Anthony
  • #20 Chini, Todd
  • #21 Gray, David
  • #22 Boehnen, Maxwell
  • #23 Bagley, Daryl

Match Stream

MINEVENTSIDESCOREDETAILS
7′TR scoreKCB5 – 0#14 – Baty, Blake
8′CV scoreKCB7 – 0#10 – Mercer, Michael
10′TR scoreKCB12 – 0#8 – Tapusoa, Arthur
11′CV scoreKCB14 – 0#10 – Mercer, Michael
15′TR scoreKCB19 – 0#13 – Weber, Cody
15′CV scoreKCB21 – 0#10 – Mercer, Michael
21′TR scoreMIL21 – 5#7 – Cwiklis, Kyle
22′CV scoreMIL21 – 7#10 – Vigder, Nick
28′TR scoreMIL21 – 12#6 – Schwalbe, Ray
40′Y cardKCB21 – 12#4 – Orth, Brodie
40′PK scoreMIL21 – 15#10 – Vigder, Nick
44′TR scoreMIL21 – 20#7 – Cwiklis, Kyle
45′CV scoreMIL21 – 22#10 – Vigder, Nick
48′TR scoreMIL21 – 27#16 – Konvalinka, Michael
49′CV scoreMIL21 – 29#10 – Vigder, Nick
56′PK scoreKCB24 – 29#10 – Mercer, Michael
65′TR scoreMIL24 – 34#22 – Boehnen, Maxwell
66′CV scoreMIL24 – 36#10 – Vigder, Nick
71′TR scoreKCB29 – 36#15 – Murray, Sean
72′PK scoreMIL29 – 39#10 – Vigder, Nick
77′TR scoreKCB34 – 39#8 – Tapusoa, Arthur
77′CV scoreKCB36 – 39#10 – Mercer, Michael
80′TR scoreKCB41 – 39#13 – Weber, Cody
80′CV scoreKCB43 – 39#10 – Mercer, Michael
Vic Drover
Vic Drover

Vic has a long history in and around the sport of rugby both in Canada and the US. He has played for and started numerous clubs (Vandal's RFC, Strathcona Druids, Suffolk Bull Moose, West Side Harlequins, Milwaukee Barbarians, Hamilton Girls Rugby), and served many roles over the years at all administrative levels. Vic joined the Harlequins in 2007 and remained an active club member through the transition to the Barbarians. These days, he spends his rugby time playing tag rugby and touring with the Old Boys, keeping the club website updated, helping organize the Lakefront 7s, and fundraising.

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