Defiance downs Breckenridge 41-20 |

Defiance downs Breckenridge 41-20

The Glenwood Springs Defiance Rugby Club gave a dominating performance Saturday, downing Mountain Division-foe Breckenridge 41-20 Saturday at Glenwood Park.

Defiance started slowly in both the first and second halves, giving up a try early in each. But those were the only points allowed by Glenwood Springs that mattered as the Defiance evened their record at 3-3.

Richie Columbo and Jason Luouma led the scoring with two tries apiece, while Adam Torme notched two penalty kicks and hit four conversions. Mitch Bower was also singled out for his “heady play” as he had a direct hand in four of the tries.

Breckenridge opened the scoring in the first 5 minutes of play, but Glenwood Springs bounced back with 17 unanswered points for a 17-5 lead at halftime.

The first Glenwood Springs points came after Columbus received a lateral from Bower out of the scrum from 8 meters out to give the Defiance a 7-5 lead and. After a 25-meter penalty kick by Torme, Jon Zalinski ended the half with a 25-meter dash for the 17-5 lead.

Breckenridge came out in the second half with another early score to cut the lead to 17-10, but it was as close as the Blue Goose would get.

Luouma scored both his tries in the second half from 10 meters out, while Columbus rolled in from the 30-meter line and Torme added a penalty kick for a 34-10 lead.

Breckenridge added a pair of tries in the final 15 minutes, but the match was out of reach.

The Defiance is off this weekend. The next rugby action is the Defiance Olde Boys against the WannaB’s on July 13 at 1 p.m. at Glenwood Park. Defiance faces the Aspen B’s July 20 at the same time, also at Glenwood Park.

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