GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. The Iowa Central rugby team couldn't get on track Saturday, falling to Div. 1A power Davenport University here, 52-33.
The Tritons fell behind early, 31-0, and were never able to climb out of the hole.
"Honestly, we were flat when we got off the bus and it continued into warmups," ICCC head coach Brent Nelson said. "
"Gareth Sanders-Crooks had a cracker of a second half, but it just wasn't him," Nelson said. "The forwards really stepped up with a couple of brilliant mauls and the scrum downs were masterful.
Sanders-Cross punched in four second half tries and Smith finished 4 of 5 on tries.
Iowa Central dropped a 26-0 decision in a development match, with Nelson adding "Overall, I wasn't happy at our effort. We want to see some guys step up. The coaches have been stressing doing the little things better."
The Tritons returns to action next Sunday at Notre Dame College.