Barrie, ON – John Daggett won his head coaching debut as the Georgian Grizzlies overcame a slow start to defeat the Sheridan Bruins 32-3 in Ontario Colleges Athletic Association (OCAA) men’s rugby action this afternoon.
The Bruins, who are making their debut in OCAA rugby, opened the scoring on a penalty kick from Brandon Campbell. The Grizzlies responded with a try from Austin St. Amant that was converted by Paul Marshall to give Georgian a 7-3 lead. Just before half-time, Marshall was good on penalty kick from 30 yards out that allowed the Grizzlies to enjoy a 10-3 lead after 40 minutes.
The Grizzlies settled down in the second half and were able to break through the Bruin defense to score four tries. Marshall touched the ball down twice, while St. Amant added his second of the game. Robin Calamatta was the other Grizzly to score.
“We had a slow start, but we made some adjustments at half-time and I think we wore them down in the second half,” said Daggett.
Next game for the Grizzlies will be on Sunday, September 23rd at 1:00 p.m. at the Barrie Community Sports Complex against the Conestoga Condors.