On Saturday, the All Blues travelled North to play the Sacramento Amazons in the first match of the All Blues’ inaugural D2 season. The game was a tough loss but great learning experience overall for the new team.
The Amazons started strong, making their first try quickly. They continued to rack up points despite the All Blue’s best efforts to make strong tackles and be aggressive around the breakdown. The All Blues never stopped pushing back but unfortunately it wasn’t enough to stop the Amazon’s powerful forward pack from consistently making punches through their defensive line.
The score at halftime was 0-43. The All Blues didn’t gave up, continuing to challenge the Amazons at every turn. The overall team mentality remained positive throughout the entire game as the team continued to have moments of individual brilliance even in the final minutes.
It was a tough game but taught the team a lot about what they need to work on for upcoming matches. The forward of the match was Kerrie Kubo for consistently challenging the gain line and making massive hits throughout the game. The back of the match was Tisha Waki for great decision making and communication throughout. The final score was 0-74.
Photo Credit: Emily Van Gulik
Match Report by Kat Telles