Second half comeback secures third win of season for Vikes

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By: James Nielsen, Vikes Communications

November 16, 2013, VICTORIA (ISN) – The University of Victoria Vikes men’s rugby squad found their legs in the second half of their Nov. 16 game against UBCOB Ravens, storming back from a 12-3 first half deficit to earn their third win of the CDI Premier League season on the road at Jericho Park in Vancouver.


Facing a nine-point deficit after the opening half, the Vikes maintained their focus and were rewarded early in the second when Luke Campbell drove down into the Ravens zone to earn the team their first try of the game. League-leading scorer Fergus Hall added a conversion on the try to pull the Vikes within two points.

With momentum on their side, the Vikes carried the play for a majority of the second half, receiving additional tries from James Pitblado, and Nathan Stewart.  Hall contributed with a total of two conversions and one penalty kick to push the Vikes season record to 3-2.

“It was probably our best start in the past three games, we knew the opening 20 minutes were going to be hard,” said men’s assistant coach Rick Farrally. “In the end though, everyone really did what they were asked to do and came together in the win.”

The Vikes will look carry Saturday’s momentum forward and win back-to-back games for the second time this season when they return to Wallace Field, Nov. 23 to face the Castaway Wanderers at 2:45 p.m.

Scoring summary:
Luke Campbell (1),
James Pitblado (1),
Nathan Stewart (1),
Fergus Hall (2 C, 1 FG)