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U18 Boys – SMRC 52, ICEF 14

In the second week of league play, the Santa Monica U18 boys recorded another resounding win, defeating ICEF 50-12 in the annual “Buddha Bowl,” named after ICEF founder and SMRC Old Boy Mike Piscal.  Santa Monica opened with two quick tries by maintaining ball possession and gaining quick ball from the breakdown. ICEF were unable to meet the controlled aggression and power of the composed Dolphin pack.
Santa Monica took advantage of a wealth of possession and a well-functioning lineout to exploit space out wide.

Down 38-0 going into the second half, ICEF forwards showed grit and determination and after a series of penalties against Santa Monica, scored two tries and one conversion. Dolphin scores came from a hat-trick by loosehead prop Benny Gonda, two tries from spritely flanker Tom Heaney, and one each from center Joseph Epko, Number 8 Conor Lydon, and Ian Jost. Flyhalf Alex Walsh kicked five conversions. 
Mention should also go to center Parker Lynch, hooker Willy Hock who was at the forefront on every attacking play, and scrumhalf Evan Clark who constantly put the ICEF on the back foot with clever box kicks.

U16 Boys – SMRC 43, ICEF 10
Santa Monica U16’s beat ICEF on Saturday, 43-10, in a tough & hard fought game. ICEF came out very quickly, catching the Santa Monica boys off guard and scoring to go ahead 5-0. The Dolphins responded, playing a controlled systematic game that repeatedly drove the ball into the opposition half resulting in in tries from Chase Capiti and Quinn Perry, with two conversions from John-Conor Shalloe that took them in at the half with a 14-5 lead. The second half was all Santa
Monica with further tries from Chase Capiti, Dylan James, Jeremy Ockomichalak, and Andres Gonzalez. The Dolphins defense in the second half was outstanding, containing a very fast and large ICEF offense to one try in the final play of the game.
U14 Boys – SMRC 52, ICEF 0