The BLAM Report
Musings, rantings, ramblings
- September 30, 2010Oaks start the 2010 Fall season with a win against Luther College.
- May 3, 2010
In short the sir for our game against St. Olaf was terrible, so this will be more of a railing against that than anything else.
- April 27, 2010
This past weekend saw the Oaks travel to the Twin Cities to play the Mayhem. The Oaks came out with a blistering offense that quickly took the lead, which they…
- April 18, 2010
The Oaks had their best showing at the annual All Saints tournament since this blogger joined the team with a 1-2-1 showing. The Oaks were triumphant against GAC, lost their games to Luther and Bemidji, and tied St. John's B-side. The competition overall was a success as the Oaks preformed better than they had previously and it saw the several players grow into their positions and become better Rugby players. It also saw some injuries from a broken nose to bruised ribs to a broken wrist along with the assorted nicks and scratches that tend to accumulate. It also served as a reminder of the importance of a full-sized field to the Oaks strategy and how narrow fields constrict movement.
- April 11, 2010
The Oaks had their best showing in many years at the Macalester Rugby Tournament coming second after winning their bracket. The Oaks beat Macalester in the opening game and went on to defeat Gustavus in a nail-biting second game. These two wins earned the Oaks a spot in the championship game against the Blue Ox Rugby Club from St. Thomas, a team that had a national Division III bid the previous year. Although this ultimately ended in a loss, the Oaks placed second overall, and earned the respect of other clubs.
- November 1, 2009
The Oaks faced their toughest opponent of the season today, the Blue Ox rugby club from the cities.
- October 18, 2009
This last week was a bye week for Carleton which in addition to providing a well-needed rest, but was also instructive.
- October 11, 2009
The match between Macalester and Carleton proved to be an exciting match for fans of Carleton Rugby. Carleton opened the first half in a blitzkrieg-like fashion, scoring two trys in the first four minutes of play.
- October 4, 2009
This weekend saw the clash of cross-town rivals, St. Olaf and Carleton of the pitch behind the Rec. Both teams played with intensity, each looking to exploit the holes in the other team's line.
- September 27, 2009
This week the men's team worked hard in their quest for a great season. The practices were full of intensity yet were also able to clue the rookies into how to play the game of rugby…
- September 18, 2009
The first week of Men's Rugby for the 2009 season has been promising. The rookies this year have been making hard hits in practice and are very interested in the traditions of the team...