Aggies Invade the West Coast
Posted on Monday, March 16th, 2020 at 5:20 am
by John Diedenhofen
March 15, 2020
Our Texas Aggies recently returned from a successful and enjoyable trip to the West Coast, where they netted the victory over Santa Clara University, and enjoyed a few days on the Central Coast.
Joe Bourgeois attended the Santa Clara match on Sunday, 8 March, and kept Old Maroon up to date on the score, etc., via social media. Thank you, Joe!
From the D1A Rugby Website, at https://www.d1arugby.com/news/matches/round-20-recap-cal-saint-marys-and-lindenwood-remain-undefeated/:
“Elsewhere in California, Santa Clara played host to #23 Texas A&M on Sunday. Santa Clara scored first, as winger William Nelson dotted down for five points in the 13th minute. The Aggies would take a 12-10 lead in the 32nd minute following tries from flyhalf Preston Patterson and prop James Lardner. The Aggies would add to this lead in the second half, as they ran in another five tries to finish with a final score of 36-15.”
From there, our Aggies traveled to the Central Coast, spending a few days in Pismo Beach and San Luis Obispo. Yours truly provided a bit of beach grappling coaching at Pismo on the morning of Monday, 9 March. The Aggies chased this with tourist and feed opportunities in Pismo, culminating in a magnificent pizza fest that evening at Del’s Pizzeria. Such superb hospitality!
Regrettably, the match with Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo the following day, on Tuesday, 10 March, was not to be, due to severe weather. No question, our Aggies were ready to roll, but this became a significant facilities issue, with flooding at multiple sites.
No question, sincerest gratitude and deepest respect to all Old Marooners for their financial, moral, etc., support in order to make these trips happen, with memories to last lifetimes.