4/18/2009, Amherst vs Equinox Men's Club
ACRFC 41 vs. Equinox 0
After two consecutive wins ACRFC looked to keep the streak going against Equinox Men’s Club. ACRFC quickly showed its dominance in the breakdowns and in set pieces. Not wasting the opportunity Amherst turned early possession into points. The first half scoring was highlighted by a long run from flanker Chris Payne (’12), who has really developed as a rugby player since the fall season. With a sizable first half lead, ACRFC showed in the second half that they would not rest on their laurels as they continued to add points. Lock Sam Rudman capped off a great team break with his first career try. Equinox increased the tempo of their offense in the second half with better ball control but were unable to crack the Amherst defense. The game took an unfortunate turn toward the end as Amherst lock Sam Smith (’11) was knocked unconscious on the field and was taken to the hospital. Sam has since recovered from his injury. While Sam’s injury put a damper on the team’s spirits, the quality of rugby played began to speak for the hard work the entire team had been putting in during practice.