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The Houston SaberCats Roll The Chicago Lions 61-10

The SaberCats Win Another Match By A Large Margin

The SaberCats (4-2) got another pre-season win. In their sixth pre-season match, the SaberCats hosted the Chicago Lions and put this game away early.

The SaberCats got the scoring started early. Justin Allen scored for the SaberCats in the first two minutes of the game. Josua Vici was next on the board for the SaberCats. Zach Pangelinan added the conversion to make it 12-0.

The Lions looked to make it a game and got a try from Jamie Bache who dotted down after being log-rolled into the end zone. Andrew Suniula added to the conversion to make it 12-7.

Osea Kolinisau added another try for the SaberCats. After a Lions intercept, Malacchi Esdale raced back for the defense and made a great intercept. He was able to offload to Vici, who was able to get down the field and offload to Kolinisau. The SaberCats combined for the 95m try.

Andrew Suniula got the Lions back on the board with a penalty kick, to make the score 19-10. Lindsey "Skeeter" Stevens was next on the board for the SaberCats. Pangelinan added another conversion to make the score 26-10. The Lions then got a yellow card with Sondai Adjei being sent to the bin for a high tackle.

Houston was able to take immediate advantage. Sam Windsor was able to dot down right under the posts. Conversion was good to make the score 33-10. This was the halftime score.

The second half scoring got started almost as soon as it did in the first half. Connor Murphy dotted down two minutes into the second half, with the conversion the score is 40-10 SaberCats. Sam Windsor got his second try of the match of some great play from Houston. 47-10 SaberCats after the conversion.

Big Man substitute Chauntez Jackson getting some more time for Houston after last week. Sent to the bin almost as soon as he came on for a high tackle. The SaberCats worked some slow ball and they also played some great defense to not concede anything while down a man.

Malacchi Esdale was able to dot down after some lull in play. Sam Windsor with another patented cross field kick for the try. Pangelinan with another conversion to make the score 54-10. Cecil Garber added the final try for the Cats with another one under the posts.. Another conversion to make the final score 61-10.

The Lions gave Houston a physical test, but the Cats were able to run away with another victory. We are definitely starting to see a disparity between teams in a professional environment and an amateur select-side. The Lions have another match next week as they take on New York Athletic Club.


Tries: Jamie Bache (20)

Cons: Andrew Suniula (1/1)

Pens: Suniula (1/1) 26

Yellow Card: Sondai Adjei (32, High Tackle)


Tries: Justin Allen (2), Josua Vici (14), Osea Kolinisau (25), Lindsey Stephens (30),
Sam Windsor 2 (33, 57), Connor Murphy (42), Malacchi Esdale (71), Cecil Garber (77)

Cons: Zach Pangelinan (8/9)

Yellow Card: Chauntez Jackson (60)

~Josh Fredlund