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Gator Colts Fall, Division 1 Bounces Back

Jordan Rowland runs past a Cobras defender

Under threatening skies, the rain held off this Saturday at Pennant Hills Hockey Centre as the Gator Men returned to the win column and the Colts were out-matched by the league-leading Seahawks.

Division 1:
The Division 1 Gators opened the day with a gritty effort against the winless Newcastle Cobras. The Cobras tested the battle-weary Gators with a high level of enthusiasm. Had the Cobras spent more energy on executing their plays, rather than baiting the Gators into fights, the game may very well have been closer but the Gators kept their cool to secure the 30 – 14 victory. The Gators have a week off before they return to Neptune Park on November 21st to take on the #3 ranked Northwestern Predators.
The Gators faced off against the unbeaten Sutherland Seahawks but were simply no match for their size and speed. Our boys put in a great effort and despite the lopsided score of 46 – 0, the Gators never gave up and fought to the end. The Gators will once again face the Seahawks next week at Slade Park with a 5:00pm kickoff.
The Gator Women were idle this week and they look to bounce back after last week’s loss. The Gators are currently in 2nd place with a record of 3 – 2. Next week, the Gators face the #3 ranked Newcastle Cobras at Slade Park. Kickoff at 12:00pm.
Head up the coast to Slade Park this Saturday, November 14th, to cheer on your UTS Gators!

Gators Victorious at Pennant Hills

Gator Women vs Phoenix

Under the blistering sun, all three Gator teams beat the heat and their opponents this Saturday at Pennant Hills Hockey Centre.

The Colts Gators opened the proceedings with a commanding effort as they steam-rolled the Wollongong Brumbies 50 – 18. The win brings the Gators back to an even record of 2 – 2 following last week’s 36 – 0 loss to the 2nd place Sydney University Cubs. The Gators have a week off before they return to Pennant Hills to take on the #1 ranked Sutherland Seahawks.
Division 1:
The Gator Men looked to continue the winning ways established by the Colts as they faced the Wollongong Mustangs. After a strong start which saw the Gators up by 12 in the 1st quarter, the Gators let the Mustangs back in the game. With the score tied at 24 – 24 in the 3rd quarter, UTS mustered their will, putting together two late scoring drives to seal the victory 38 – 24. The late surge will go a long way in rebuilding the Gators confidence following their 41 – 0 loss to Sydney University last week. Next week sees the Gator Men face #5 UNSW Raiders as they return to Neptune Park for a 7:00pm kickoff.
The Gator Women followed up their last game with another dominant performance against the Northwestern Phoenix to win 28 – 14. The victory keeps the Gators solidly in 2nd place with a record of 3 – 1. Next week, the Gators will look to avenge their early season loss to the league leading UNSW Raiders at Neptune Park. Kickoff at 3:00pm.
Come on out to Neptune Park this Saturday, October 31st, to cheer on your UTS Gators as they sink the Raiders!
Div. 1
Wollonging Mustangs vs. North Sydney Rebels
Oct. 31st
UTS Gators vs. UNSW Raiders
Sydney Uni. Cubs vs. Sutherland Seahawks
Div. 1
UTS Gators vs. UNSW Raiders

Week 5 – Women Gators Triumphant while D1, Colts Fall

Gator Women Pass

Under sunny skies, the UTS Gridiron Club hosted its first true home games of the 2015 season at Neptune Park in Revesby.

The Gator Women opened the action in dominant fashion, demolishing the Newcastle Cobras 36 – 0 in a very physical contest that saw several players suffer severe injuries on both teams. The win moves the Gators to 2nd place with a 2 – 1 record.
The Colts Gators faced the Western Sydney Pirates in what was undoubtedly the game of the day. The Gators fought tooth and nail with the Pirates for the entire match, falling just short at the final whistle 6 – 8. It was a disappointing result after a fantastic fight by our boys and drops them to 3rd in the standings with a record of 1 – 1.
Division 1:
The Gator Men came out strong against the Western Sydney Pirates with a solid offensive drive to open the game but were unable to turn it into points. The Pirates, however fought back and following a string of injuries to several stand-out Gators, Western Sydney took control of the game, handing the Gators their first loss of the season, dropping to 3 – 1 but maintaining 4th place in the standings.

Women Gators drop a heart-breaker, Division One stays undefeated

Gators O-Line vs Raiders

In a closely fought match, the UTS Gators women suffered their first loss of the season to the UNSW Raiders, 6-2. Despite the outcome, the Gators fought hard til the end and never gave up. Their next game will see the Newcastle Cobras travel to our home field for this season – Neptune Park where the Gators look to get back to their winning ways.

Following the women, the Division One Gators faced the Central Coast Sharks in what was expected to be a gritty, smash-mouth game. Neither team disappointed with a close contest. In the mud and muck, UTS was able to get out to a quick lead but allowed the Sharks to get back into the game on 2 consecutive turnovers near the UTS goal-line. The Gators rallied back to put one more touchdown on the board near the end of the 3rd quarter which sealed the win as the 4th quarter went score-less, leaving the final score 22-12 and moving the Gators to 3rd place in the standings with a record of 3-0.

Come on out and support your UTS Gators at Neptune Park, Saturday October 10th, for a full day of action-packed games, with all three teams playing!

Women at 2:00pm vs Newcastle Cobras
Colts at 4:00pm vs Western Sydney Pirates
Division 1 at 6:00pm vs Western Sydney Pirates

Division 1 – Gators Maul Rebels

LB Marcos Delana

The UTS Gators move to 2-0 with a 48-22 win over the Northern Sydney Rebels this Saturday in the Division 1 competition. The Gators set the tone on their first play from scrimmage with a 65 yard touchdown run.  Three late scores by the Rebels highlighted that you can’t take anybody for granted in this league but the Gators quickly refocused to regain the momentum and seal the victory with two late touchdowns of their own.

Come out in support of your UTS Gators this Saturday, September 26th as the Division 1 Gators look to avenge their upset loss last season against the Central Coast Sharks at 12:00 pm, while the Women’s team continues their campaign for back to back State Titles as they face the UNSW Raiders at 10:00 am at Forestville Oval.