The third week of North Atlantic action saw both home sides secure dominant victories. At Pine Banks Park in Malden, Mass., Mystic River defeated Hartford 60-19, and in New York, White Plains notched 47 first-half points to cruise to a 57-28 victory over Amoskeag.
Amokseag slept through most of the first half, allowing White Plains runners time and space. Combined with 17 missed tackles and five... Read More
In ARP action Saturday, Life pulled away from Boston in the second half for a comfortable 42-10 victory in Boston, Mass. In the other game, NYAC scored a late try for a narrow 29-28 victory over cross-town rival Old Blue at Randall’s Island.
AJ MacGinty opened the scoring for Life, sneaking in for a try under the posts. It was the first of MacGinty’s two tries on the afternoon. Adding three... Read More
In all three Mid-Atlantic DI games this weekend, the victors won by at least 20 points. The matches were highlighted by explosive offensive performances and solid defense.
Norfolk Blues vs Raleigh Vipers
Norfolk head coach Chris Porter had good reason to be proud of his club after a resounding win against the visiting Raleigh Vipers, 50-28.
“Offensively, we were fantastic. The guys moved the ball... Read More
In the second week of DI North Atlantic play, Mystic River defeated Portland by the score of 43-10 at Pine Banks Park in Malden, Mass. The other game saw Hartford pick up a thrilling road victory over White Plains, 47-46.
Mystic River jumped out to an early 19-0 lead before Portland got on the board with a converted try. The Barbarians added the next two tries, moving the game to 36-7, before... Read More
Philadelphia-Whitemarsh vs Doylestown
In the closest game of the day, Philadelphia-Whitemarsh came from behind in the second half against Doylestown to win its second game of the season, 35-24. Doylestown came out with an 11-point lead following a try and two penalty kicks by fullback Tim Acker. Philly center Eric Miller scored soon after, and the kick was converted to make it 11-7. About seven... Read More
The strongly favored NYAC (1-0) easily dispatched of the Boston Irish Wolfhounds 58-17 at the Irish Cultural Center in Canton, Mass. Saturday to move atop the American Rugby Premiership standings.
The Irish jumped out to an early lead when scrumhalf Mike Durant sprung over for a converted try. “The Wolfhounds started really well, but we were able to bounce back and take control of the game,” NYAC... Read More
In their first outing since their merger, the Potomac Exiles shut out the Raleigh Vipers 17-0. Light rain fell during the game in Bethesda, Md. as both teams sought field position. The game was actually a lot closer than the score depicted, as wet ball caused handling errors for both clubs.
Most of the game was played between the 22s and ball retention was key. Each team had their opportunities,... Read More
In the opening weekend of the fledgling American Rugby Premiership, Boston (1-0) narrowly defeated Old Blue (0-1) 21-16. In a game that saw six lead changes, Boston was able to pick up an impressive road victory against its New York rival.
Boston jumped out to an early 6-0 lead but Old Blue battled back for an 8-6 advantage. The Old Blue forward pack worked extremely well as a unit and was able... Read More
In the opening weekend of the newly formed DI North Atlantic Rugby Conference, Portland (1-0) defeated Amoskeag (0-1) 46-10 in Portland, Maine Saturday. In a matchup between two former DII rivals, Portland and Amoskeag started their foray into DI play in very different fashions.
The first 10 minutes of the match were very well contested. For the remaining 30 minutes of the first half, however,... Read More