Written By: Lia Armistead
The VSU Rugby Club started off their season this weekend and travelled to Statesboro, Georgia, to compete in a two-day tournament over the weekend against eight other teams around the state.
VSU was pretty successful at the tournament, coming in second, with Georgia Southern in first place and Augusta in third place. The team only lost two out of eight games to Southern and Augusta.
The toughest opponent for VSU was Augusta; however they pulled it out in the end, winning and making it to the finals against Southern.
According to Jon Reed Walker, the top players consisted of Austin Green, Jonathon Hernandez, Max Meundel and Brian Roberts.
The teams worked hard together to make it to the top three at the end of the tournament, showing their skills and passion for the game.
With the season just starting, the team has shown that they are dedicated to the sport and willing to work extremely hard to make it to the top positions at each tournament they attend.
“Obviously there are things we need to work on as a first time with a new team without a lot of past leaders,” Walker said, “but for our first showing as a team, we did pretty well.”
With practice twice a week on the front lawn of North Campus, the Blazers are working really hard to keep their status up and prove they are one of the top rugby teams in the state, as they showed this weekend.