Iona downed St. Bonaventure 36-24 Saturday in St. Bonaventure, NY. The Gaels dotted down six tries to the Bonnies’ four. Though St. Bonaventure and Iona are Rugby East rivals, Saturday’s contest was a friendly. The teams meet Oct. 18 at Iona for the conference tilt.
The win is big for Iona, now 2-0 on the season, as the Gaels suffered a 90-5 loss to the Bonnies last fall.
“It was a needed win and... Read More
Penn State opened its spring season with an impressive 30-6 defeat of Davenport Saturday in State College, Pa. The Nittany Lions led 17-6 at halftime and were in control most of the 80 minutes.
Sophomore openside flanker Malcolm May paced Penn State with two tries. Fullback Joe Kelly and No. 8 Joe Corrado dotted down as well, and freshman scrumhalf Jimmy Ronan chipped in two conversions and two... Read More
Kutztown opened Rugy East play with a 62-0 defeat of Buffalo Saturday in Kutztown, Pa. Being the only contest in the Rugby East so far, the result moves KU to 1-0 and first place, and it drops UB to 0-1.
Intermittent showers were the order of the day, and both teams had to deal with the slippery ball. Kutztown scored early in the game on good ball movement, and flanker Jordan Ghyzel took an... Read More
For the first time in club history, Monmouth saw all three of its sides win on the weekend. The DII and DIII men swept league rival Morris, and the women's team scored a remarkable win, convincingly beating Boston, a final four team last year, 43-21. The Renegades netted four tries with three of them coming from Captain Diana Valencia. Scrumhalf Kelly Rafferty had a try and four conversions to... Read More
Severn River and the Washington Irish played to a 14-14 tie Saturday at East Potomac Park in Washington, D.C. These two teams squared in the weekend’s only DII-South match in the Mid-Atlantic Conference.
“We were happy with our focus on the game plan we have in place,” said Severn River Captain Mike Bertoni. “We executed that well. Irish was tough as hell on defense, missed very few tackles.”
For... Read More
Iona opened its 2014 season with a 53-3 defeat of former conference rival Fordham Saturday. The Gaels, as to be expected for a team coached by former NYAC coach Bruce McLane, was superior to the Rams in the lineouts and scrums.
The nine-try, 50-point win was an improvement over the 22-point win Iona scored over Fordham last fall, when the contest was a conference match. Iona has since joined... Read More
In the closest game of the weekend in Mid-Atlantic DI play, the Baltimore-Chesapeake Brumbies held off a late surge by the Raleigh Vipers to win 26-24 Saturday in Raleigh, NC. Behind a dominant scrum, BC was able to preserve their lead late and pull out a victory.
“As is always the case when we play BC, there was a lot of good hits on defense and hard running with the ball,” Raleigh Head Coach... Read More
After a close first half and a red card early in the second, the Norfolk Blues scored four unanswered tries to beat the Pittsburgh Harlequins 38-15. The Blues traveled over 400 miles to Pittsburgh for the Harlequins' first match under new head coach Ludovico Martin. Using a stingy defense and taking advantage of Pittsburgh being a man down, Norfolk shut out the Harlequins attack in the second... Read More
In its final tune up prior to the beginning of the American Rugby Premiership, Old Blue scored 54-second half points to defeat Hartford 69-0.
Old Blue employed a field position game throughout the match. Hartford responded well in the early stages of the game, fielding many of the Old Blue kicks. Hartford kept it close, and at halftime, only 15 points separated the teams.
The second half was a... Read More
In a tightly contested match, a late try propelled the Boston Irish Wolfhounds to a 19-15 win over Amoskeag in a friendly Saturday. Each team dotted down three times, the only difference being two converted tries by the Wolfhounds.
In a very physical encounter, neither team was able to take control of the match. The teams traded tries and the match never saw either side go up more than a score.... Read More