Kutztown defeats Wheeling Jesuit at home 31-14
Wheeling Jesuit pressured Kutztown at home to make a match of it, but it was KU all day at the Golden Bears won 31-14 in a Rugby East battle.
Kutztown scored three first half trys and took a comanding 19 nil lead into the break. After yet another try to open the second frame Wheeling showed life scoring two converted trys to cut the lead to 24-14. KU's Vetekina Malafu dotted down the final KU try between the posts to seal the victory for the Golden Bears.
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- After multiple phases and penalties the forwards pound it In with Wesley Hartmann dotting it down. 5-0
- With the following kick off KU drives down and following a scrum. David Snead passes to Jordan Ghyzel for the try on the weak side. 12-0
- Off a scrum at midfield. David Snead pins the weak side wing and offloads to Alex Faison-Donahoe who shakes a defender for a try. 19-0
- At the half your Golden Bears lead Wheeling Jesuit 19-0
- After multiple phases; the backs offload to Johan Van Wyk for the powerful forward try. 24-0 KU
- Wheeling Jesuit with back to back trys. The conversion is made. 24-14 KU
- KU strikes back following the two WJ tries. Vetekina Malafu dots it down between the posts. Devon Somma converts 31-14
- Kutztown wins 31-14.
Jordan Ghyzel, Alex Faison-Donahoe, Johan van Wyk (2), Vetekina Malafu
Kutztown is 3-0 in the Rugby East and ranked 9th in the country by Goff Rugby Report, but faces its toughest challenge so far this season against No. 4 Wheeling Jesuit. This game is huge for both teams and hints at what Kutztown will bring against conference leader Army the following week.