Maritime secures #1 Seed
April 14, 2017This article was written by Anthony Denevi
The last game of the season kicked off the 18th of March, as the Otters faced the Maritime Keelhaulers. The Otters looked to spoil Maritime’s attempt to maintain and secure their current placement as the number one seed in Northern California Men’s College Division II.
The Otters sought to defend home field while coming off back to back wins against University of Pacific and Sonoma State University. Ryan Griffin, A player from CSUMB stated, “Before the game I’d say we were pretty hyped, We had a lot of good energy from our win against Sonoma the weekend before.” With the game underway, Maritime held the advantage in scoring at halftime with a score of 17-8 over the Otters. The Keelhaulers showed no signs of slowing down in the second half as they put together a full 80- minute performance against the Otters in a 41-8 victory. Shamir Sharma talked about the leadership roles in tense situations, saying, “As a team we all do a great job of motivating each other and staying composed as a group when it comes time, especially the forward pack because we have to scrum, ruck, and tackle constantly throughout the game. Many teams in our league like to use their forwards a lot so we have to maintain our intensity for 80 minutes non stop. Also the subs, and our injured teammates Glen and Fine are always in our ear being positive and giving us advice from the sidelines.”