The Little Rock Stormers Men's Team kicked off their 2016 Spring Matrix Season on Saturday January 16 in Dallas vs. DARC. DARC, Dallas Area Rugby Club, is a new member of the D2 Red River North Conference. DARC was promoted from D3 last season after winning the TRU D3.
The Stormers journeyed the 4.5 hours on Saturday morning with 31 players in preparation for the 2PM kickoff.
The visitors jumped out to a 17-0 Halftime powered by Tries from Mike Baum, Darren Oliver and Win Noble and one conversion following Oliver's try. Baum was credited with the conversion.
The second half started with a bang in the 44th minute as Oliver scored his second try of the match and Baum followed with his second conversion to increase the lead to 24-0. The floodgates opened starting in the 55th minute with a try by Corey Jones followed quickly by tries from Matt Guest and Blake Blaylock. Thefinal try of the day was scored by Dan Winn in the 75th minute. The final points of the day were courtesy of Mike Baum's right boot giving the Stormers a 46-0 win.
Nate Tucker was named Man of the Match. This was Nate's first match back following Knee Surgery. Oliver kick started his attempt to break his own record for Tries in Season that he set last spring.
A B-Match followed the first match. The Stormers completed the Mid January sweep with a 17-12 victory