The second match for the D2 side would see Life University, whom we had seen previously at the Savannah St. Paddy’s day tourney, travel up to Detroit for a match. A gloomy Friday under the lights set the mood of the match well.
From the first kickoff to the last whistle, this was a tough battle all around, with both teams putting tries in and holding strong on defense. Your Tradesmen would show life often, stringing together phases on offense and attacking the gain line, but Life would be more consistent throughout the match, holding a hard defensive line and constantly probing the line on offense, especially at the corners where they saw overloads. Though your Tradesmen would put two converted tries in, they never seemed to be able to gain the upper hand in the match.
In the end, Life would keep their lead the whole match, never relinquishing their grasp on victory, winning 29-14. Next week your D2 Tradesmen travel to Chicago for a two-day series while the D3 side will stay local and take on cross-town rival DRFC.