Utah Falls to Legion 31-21
(Salt Lake City, Utah) – The Utah Warriors and San Diego Legion combined to score 21 points in the final 7 minutes of the match to top off a tight match, with the Legion prevailing 31-21. With the win, the Legion maintain their top position in the league with a record of 11-3 and 57 points on the board, while the Warriors season falls to 2-11-1 with 17 total points.
Jeremy Leber scored first for the Warriors in the 23′ minute, tying the score 7-7. The Legion would score two more times in the first half to lead at the break 17-7. The second half proved to be more balanced by the Warriors. Johnny Ika scored in the 55′ minute to take the score to 17-14. Then the try trade off attack went into action. The Legion score in the 73′ minute and was quickly answered by John Cullen in the 78′ minute. With the Tim O’Malley conversions and 2 minutes left the score was 24-21. The Legion, however scored a minute later taking the final score to 31-21 with time running out.
The Legion beat the Warriors earlier this year by a score of 21-10 and while this game was still a loss on the record, the Warriors improved on key statistics beating the Legion in time of possession and line-outs won.
“We knew this would be a tough one, they are sound top to bottom and we could not catch them in the end.” said team Captain Tim O’Malley, who had 6 points on the evening.
The Warriors next match is Sunday, May 26 at the Seattle Seawolves. The match can be seen locally on KMYU-TV. The last match the season for the Warriors is Saturday, June 1st against the Houston SaberCats who upset the New Orleans Elite today 27-21.
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