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Barbarians capture 2 bonus points in tight match vs. Columbus

After traveling to Kansas City, MO and Cincinnati, OH, the Milwaukee Barbarians completed a grueling 3-match series on the road on Saturday in Columbus, OH.

The match got off to a rocky start for Milwaukee as Columbus strung together some barreling charges and elusive running to score three tries in the first 22 minutes to take a 17-0 lead. 

Shaking off the early attacks, Milwaukee stepped up the defense and began to respond in kind. At half-time, tries by Drzweicki and Cebe and conversions from the faithful boot of Vigder had narrowed the contest to just three points: 17-14 for Columbus.

The second half was more even throughout with each team trading one or two tries at a time and Milwaukee taking a 28-24 lead at the 62-minute mark though tries by Albert (shown above) and Vigder. 

The final quarter of the match would see Columbus regain the advantage and extended their lead to 36-28 following a pair of tries.

Milwaukee continued to press in the final minutes however and a try for Vigder at full time — his second for the day — concluded the match and secured the extra bonus point.

Long road series yields 8 points

Despite dropping 2 of three matches, the Barbarians have some positive takeaways from the 3-match series on the road. Not only are the longest road trips complete for the season, but their high-scoring offense has netted a 5-point win in Kansas City and 3-bonus points from two losses. 

The Barbarians are in 5th place with 15 points and a 2-3 record. They are only 1 point behind Kansas City who have a slightly better 3-2 record highlighting the importance of the bonus-point losses.  

On Deck

On Saturday, the Milwaukee rugby club begins a 3-match series at home starting with the Chicago Lions in Division 1 action (1PM kickoff).

Saturday is also the first of three home double-headers this season with the Divison 3 side playing the early match at 11AM vs. Oconomowoc

Match Video

Roster

2017 09 16 milwaukee v columbus roster

Roster

Match Stream

MINEVENTSIDESCOREDETAILS
5' TR score CLB 5 - 0 #13 - Patick, Derek
9' TR score CLB 10 - 0 #8 - Schroeder, Joseph
22' TR score CLB 15 - 0 #10 - Howden, Taylor
22' CV score CLB 17 - 0 #9 - Hickey, Luke
28' TR score MIL 17 - 5 #13 - Drzewiecki, Matt
28' CV score MIL 17 - 7 #9 - Vigder, Nick
35' TR score MIL 17 - 12 #8 - Cebe, Jeffrey
35' CV score MIL 17 - 14 #9 - Vigder, Nick
50' TC sub MIL 17 - 14 Off: #12 - #12 - Smith, Eddie
On: #22 - #22 - Patterson, Justin
51' TR score CLB 22 - 14 #18 - Stevens, Justin
51' CV score CLB 24 - 14 #9 - Hickey, Luke
54' TR score MIL 24 - 19 #15 - Albert, Michael
54' CV score MIL 24 - 21 #9 - Vigder, Nick
57' TC sub MIL 24 - 21 Off: #4 - #4 - loots, johannes
On: #18 - #18 - Ratzburg, Patrick
62' TR score MIL 24 - 26 #9 - Vigder, Nick
62' CV score MIL 24 - 28 #9 - Vigder, Nick
67' TR score CLB 29 - 28 #16 - Fessenmeyer, Kevin
67' CV score CLB 31 - 28 #9 - Hickey, Luke
69' TC sub MIL 31 - 28 Off: #8 - #8 - Cebe, Jeffrey
On: #17 - #17 - Price, Zach
73' TC sub MIL 31 - 28 Off: #6 - #6 - Gray, David
On: #16 - #16 - Bell, Conor
73' TC sub MIL 31 - 28 Off: #15 - #15 - Albert, Michael
On: #20 - #20 - Mross, Alex
75' TR score CLB 36 - 28 #15 - Maitavuki, Tevita
75' CV score CLB 38 - 28 #9 - Hickey, Luke
80' TR score MIL 38 - 33 #9 - Vigder, Nick
80' CV score MIL 38 - 35 #9 - Vigder, Nick

The complete and official match report can be found on the USA Rugby website.