Men’s rugby suffers 41-26 loss


Jennifer Brzyski

James Stewart scored one of four Buffalo State tries.

Jahvon Graham, Reporter

Buffalo State men’s club rugby fell to 2-1 after dropping what head coach Rob Jenkinson called “the hardest game of the season.” In a high scoring affair, Buffalo State was unable to keep up with high-powered Geneseo.

Despite falling short of a win, Jenkinson liked what he saw from his team.

“We had no quit; we showed heart and character. Even though we lost, I can’t fault many issues,” he said.  

Last week’s hero, captain Christian Feickert, was one of four Buffalo State players to score.

James Stewart, Jason Fuentes and Anthony Harris were the other three members to score. Kicker Trevor Wild made three of his four two-point conversion kicks.  

Buffalo State got it done offensively, but the defense had a tough time accounting for Geneseo’s offense. Justin Brzyski felt the team needed to be “more aggressive on defense.” His comments were in line with Jenkinson’s.

August Edwards felt the defense “wasn’t bad.”

“They were a lot bigger than us and we still made tackle after tackle, which at certain points caused gaps in our defense,” Edwards said. “They capitalized off little things but at no point did we give up.”

“Although a loss is disappointing, today everyone played with heart and never gave up or turned on each other,” Bryzski said.

Next week, Jenkinson expects his team to “play another strong eighty minutes and, of course, improve defensively.”

On Saturday, Buffalo State travels to face Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT). Buffalo State will look to get back on track and improve to 3-1.

“I expect us to train harder and play an amazing game against our next opponent,” Edwards said.