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Second half surge falls short in Cincinnati

The Milwaukee Barbarians traveled to Cincinnati to play the Wolfhounds in the second match of a 3-week series on the road.  

Despite the near-perfect conditions, the Barbarians were shell-shocked by a determined Cincinnati side who dominated posession in the first half and racked up 17 points in the first 18 minutes.

Following a yellow card to flanker Anthony Sims, the Wolfhounds continued to pound away at the Milwaukee defense and scored twice more before the half-time whistle to bring the score to 31-0.

Milwaukee switches on in the second half

The second half showed a much improved Milwaukee defense and Sims opened the scoring 6 minutes in.

Milwaukee finally started to realize some possession and the offense executed well. With just 10 minutes remaining, Milwaukee had narrowed the margin to just 10 points through tries from Drzweicki (two, shown above) and Patterson, and four conversions from captain Vigder.

With Cincinnati leading with a much closer 38-28 score, tempers and frustration began to show for the home side.

Despite Milwaukee's push, the Wolfhounds collected themselves and skillfully put away the match with a pair of tries from Barbarian errors. At the final whistle, Milwaukee trailed 48-28 to bring home a bonus-point from having scored 4 tries.

The result gives the Barbarians a 2-2-0 record this season and 4th place in the Division 1 standings table.

On deck

Milwaukee's division 1 side heads to Obetz, OH on Saturday to meet Columbus who are also 2-2-0. The Division 3 side are hosting Madison at Zablocki Park.

Roster

2017 09 09 milwaukee v concinnati roster

Match Stream

MINEVENTSIDESCOREDETAILS
7' TR score CIN 5 - 0 Team score
8' CV score CIN 7 - 0 Team score
14' TR score CIN 12 - 0 Team score
15' CV score CIN 14 - 0 Team score
18' PK score CIN 17 - 0 Team score
20' Y card MIL 17 - 0 #6 - Sims, Anthony
23' TR score CIN 22 - 0 Team score
25' CV score CIN 24 - 0 Team score
30' TR score CIN 29 - 0 Team score
31' TC sub MIL 29 - 0 Off: #2 - #2 - Grams, Joseph
On: #18 - #18 - Bell, Conor
32' CV score CIN 31 - 0 Team score
46' TR score MIL 31 - 5 #6 - Sims, Anthony
47' CV score MIL 31 - 7 #9 - Vigder, Nick
51' TR score CIN 36 - 7 Team score
52' CV score CIN 38 - 7 Team score
54' TR score MIL 38 - 12 #13 - Drzewiecki, Matt
55' CV score MIL 38 - 14 #9 - Vigder, Nick
62' TR score MIL 38 - 19 #11 - Patterson, Justin
63' CV score MIL 38 - 21 #9 - Vigder, Nick
69' TR score MIL 38 - 26 #13 - Drzewiecki, Matt
70' CV score MIL 38 - 28 #9 - Vigder, Nick
76' PK score CIN 41 - 28 Team score
78' TR score CIN 46 - 28 Team score
80' CV score CIN 48 - 28 Team score

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

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2017 Standings -
Midwest Division 1

  WLPTS
metropolis icon MET 9 0 44
lions icon LIO 7 2 36
columbus icon COL 6 3 33
cincinnati icon CIN 5 4 24
palmer icon PAL 3 6 19
barbarians icon MIL 2 7 18
kcblues icon KAN 3 6 16
griffins icon GRI 1 8 8
Last Updated 10/14/17.

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