After a month’s hiatus because of weather, the Tritons are ready to get back into the field for another game against UC Riverside. Getting angsty and ready to show off what they practiced in training. After kickoff at one, the boys rushed forward for the fight against Riverside on February 25th.
The first half of the game started slow with a back and forth between the Tritons and Riverside. After a slow start of a heavy forward play from Riverside, lock Judah Word, breaks through to bring the momentum for the Tritons to push through for the much-wanted win. Scrum half Jonathan Reyes converts the score for an early lead in the first half of the game. After the Tritons scored, the momentum followed through winning scrums and lineouts and breaks with the backline. However, this rushed caused the Tritons to lose the ball because of sloppy play and allowed Riverside to sneak a score in ending the first half 7-5 UC San Diego.
After a quick reassessment of what to fix for the next half, the Tritons received the kickoff to continue the momentum. After kicks over the top by Flyhalf A.T., Michael Andrews and Sean Martinez were able to capitalize and push forward onto Riverside. After a line break by the centers Michael and Sean, Sean Martinez was able to walk in for another try for the Tritons, patting the lead and continuing the momentum. After more plays and breaking tackles, Fullback Christian Espinoza broke through 3 forwards to get another score for the Tritons to secure the lead. A.T. converted and the Triton’s continued because they weren’t finished. Center Sean Martinez received the ball from the kickoff then immediately broke through the defense to get another try. Center Michael Andrews then followed for the last play of the game to sneak around the edge to get a last-ditch score in the final seconds of the game, finishing with a 33-5 lead for the Tritons. After Riverside, the Tritons are now set out for a win against UC Irvine coming up in the next weekend.