With a win under their belt from the previous week, the Tritons were ready to keep the momentum going against Irvine. After sitting in the sidelines for the pregame rain shower, the Tritons set up quickly for their game.
The first half started strong with the Triton’s offensive line breaking through Irvine’s defense with strong forwards and crafty back play. After a penalty on Irvine, the Tritons went for a kick through the posts and Flyhalf George McMahon started the Triton’s lead 3-0 in the first five minutes of the game. The Triton’s received their kick from Riverside and broke through the line with the stellar back play with Wing Omar K., and Centers Sean Martinez and Michael Andrews. This break allowed Sean to put a score down for the Tritons and George McMahon to convert it to further pat the Triton’s lead. After another received kick, Michael Andrews was able to put the ball down for the Tritons to own the game. Lock Judah Word also broke through for another score, only to be followed up by Michael Andrews to score again for the Tritons. The first half ended with Irvine given a penalty try after the Tritons held a goal line defense for more than 15 minutes.
The second half started with the Tritons holding a massive lead over Irvine. After receiving their kick, the boys had their forwards break the defensive line for Prop Henry Song to score a try for the Tritons to be converted by Scrum half Jonathan Reyes. The rest of the second half flowed similarly with Center Zak Daniels scoring twice and Flanker Avetis Boyadzhyan scoring against Irvine. UC Irvine did not let up however, finishing the second half with a last second try against the Tritons. The game ended 58-10 for the Tritons. Next week Saturday the boys will be facing Cal Lutheran at home, their toughest game yet and hopefully bring the momentum and continue winning through the season.