Barbarians mount successful comeback vs. conference leaders.

The Milwaukee Barbarians (4-2-0) overcame a 21-7 halftime deficit on the weekend to defeat Oconomowoc (6-0-0) who sit at the top of the North Chicago-Wisconsin conference. 

With an excited home crowd and perfect conditions, Oconomowoc started strongly with two converted tries in the opening six minutes to open a 14-0 lead. 

Turning their attention defense, the Barbarians contained the hosts for much of the remaining half and scored their first points with just 2 minutes remaining. 

But Oconomowoc replied at the halftime whistle to maintain their 14-point margin. At the break, the hosts lead 21-7.

Offense opens up in second half

Milwaukee kept up the defensive clinic in the second half and also ramped up the offense. With just two minutes remaining in the match, the Barbarians had scored three unanswered tries and a penalty kick to give them an 8-point margin: 29-21 Milwaukee.

Oconomowoc showed their fitness and scored once more at the final whistle, but came up short on the scoreboard. Final score: 29-26 for Milwaukee.

2017 04 22 Milwaukee Rugby D3 V Oconomowoc Score

Barbarians Roster

  • #1 Kloiber, John Paul
  • #2 Smolensky, Eric
  • #3 Elsner, Jacob
  • #4 Wittnebel, Eric
  • #5 Konvalinka, Michael
  • #6 Price, Zach
  • #7 Gray, David
  • #8 Sedgbeer-Williams, Gareth
  • #9 Petfalski, Jeremy
  • #10 Mross, Alex
  • #11 Chan, Eric
  • #12 Strenk, Brian
  • #13 Fendryk, Randy
  • #14 esteve, vincent
  • #15 Huschen, Samuel
  • #16 Kloiber, Joseph
  • #17 Martel, Alexander
  • #18 Kageyama, Garrett
  • #19 Carter, Paul
  • #20 Webster, Andrew
  • #21 Khoury, Zachary

Match Stream

MINEVENTSIDESCOREDETAILS
1′TR scoreOCON5 – 0#15 – jobke, miles
1′CV scoreOCON7 – 0#15 – jobke, miles
6′TR scoreOCON12 – 0#10 – sandstrom, adam
6′CV scoreOCON14 – 0#15 – jobke, miles
38′TR scoreMIL314 – 5#9 – Petfalski, Jeremy
39′CV scoreMIL314 – 7#6 – Price, Zach
40′TR scoreOCON19 – 7#10 – sandstrom, adam
40′CV scoreOCON21 – 7#15 – jobke, miles
44′Y cardOCON21 – 7#8 – Lindell, Korbin
47′TR scoreMIL321 – 12#13 – Fendryk, Randy
47′TC subOCON21 – 12Off: #1 – #1 – Balda, Michael
On: #6 – #6 – Wilson, Forrest
47′TC subOCON21 – 12Off: #1 – #1 – Balda, Michael
On: #21 – #21 – Scherer, Daniel
47′TC subOCON21 – 12Off: #11 – #11 – Jacques, Timothy
On: #18 – #18 – Macik, Curtis
47′TC subOCON21 – 12Off: #6 – #6 – Wilson, Forrest
On: #20 – #20 – Doll, Curtis
49′TC subOCON21 – 12Off: #3 – #3 – Kilpatrick, Dane
On: #19 – #19 – Olson, Jeffrey
57′TR scoreMIL321 – 17#17 – Martel, Alexander
58′CV scoreMIL321 – 19#6 – Price, Zach
58′IJ subOCON21 – 19Off: #20 – #20 – Doll, Curtis
On: #23 – #23 – Weinfurter, Zachary
60′TC subOCON21 – 19Off: #4 – #4 – Javes, Alexander
On: #22 – #22 – Schultz, Matthew
61′TC subOCON21 – 19Off: #14 – #14 – Plohocky, Martin
On: #16 – #16 – Bentley, Jason
66′TC subOCON21 – 19Off: #2 – #2 – Huskisson, Jacob
On: #17 – #17 – LePoidevin, Alec
67′PK scoreMIL321 – 22#6 – Price, Zach
77′TR scoreMIL321 – 27#2 – Smolensky, Eric
78′CV scoreMIL321 – 29#6 – Price, Zach
81′TR scoreOCON26 – 29#10 – sandstrom, adam
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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