Kansas State vs. Truman State

Kansas State 20

Truman State 8

Saturday September 25, 2010

Kirksville, MO

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The Kansas State collegiate side traveled to Kirksville, Missouri to take on Truman State in the first collegiate league match of the season. Condtions were sloppy in a slight rain on an already muddy and uneven pitch. KSU came out and dominated the early phases of the game, controlling the ball for the first 15 minutes in the Truman half of the field, and culminating in senior prop Quentin Hoover's first career try. The conversion hit the bar and the score remained 5-0. Due to some sloppy ballhandling by KSU, Truman controlled the pace for the next portion of the game with their outside center scoring a try 30 minutes into the half after a couple of missed tackles. They also missed their conversion attempt and the game went to halftime with the score still 5-5. Early in the second half KSU was repeatedly penalized in their own half, and Truman tried multiple times to kick for points. On their third attempt of the half, the Truman fullback was finally able to slot one through to give Truman an 8-5 lead with 25 minutes to play. KSU retaliated quickly and soon had Truman pinned deep in their own territory. Truman tried to kick to get themselves out of trouble, but the line drive kick was caught by winger Michael Chen who made multiple defenders miss before offloading to fullback Joe D'Agostino who was able to score a try underneath the posts. D'Agostino made the conversion to give KSU a 12-8 lead. 10 minutes later, D'Agostino hit a penalty kick to give K-State a 15-8 lead with 10 minutes left to play. Shortly after, with Truman again stuck in their own half, #8 Tyler Hodges stole an overthrown lineout and took it past a few Truman defenders for a try that put the game out of reach. The KSU lineout dominated all game, winning all of their own balls, and jumper Clay Reinecke disrupting most of the Truman lineouts. The conversion from the corner was close, but missed, and a few minutes later the game ended giving Kansas State a 20-8 victory over Truman State.

  1. Quentin Hoover
  2. Tommy Knapp
  3. Faddy Khamis
  4. Adam Clement (Played #7 @ 60 min)
  5. Parker Staats (Played #3 @ 60 min)
  6. Taran Carl
  7. Clay Reinecke (Played #4 @ 60 min)
  8. Tyler Hodges
  9. Dan Knapp
  10. Joe Smith
  11. Michael Chen
  12. Chris Stafford
  13. Jake Dull
  14. Kenny Scott
  15. Joe D'Agostino
  16. Reserves:

  17. Darryl Bell Jr. (Khamis @ 60; Played #5
  18. Mike Polzin
  19. Wyatt Iams
  20. Ryan Jordan
  21. Eric Looft
  22. Scott Smith

Clubside players: David Dragunas, Austin Verble