In North Atlantic DI action, Portland defeated Hartford 28-22 in Portland, Maine yesterday. With the win, Portland moves to 2-1 on the season while Hartford falls to 1-2.
Hartford jumped out to an early 5-0 lead, but Portland answered with two converted tries. Right before halftime, the Wanderers closed the gap to two points making it 14-12 at the break.
“It was drizzly and greasy. There were a... Read More
Despite missing a number of players due to the Americas Rugby Championship and injury, NYAC defeated Boston 20-6 at Harvard University in Cambridge, Mass. Saturday. NYAC was without the services of Brian Doyle, Troy Hall and Justin Hundley due to commitments with the Eagles.
The early stages of the game Boston was out on the front foot. “They tore into us pretty well,” NYAC assistant coach Neil... Read More
Life University's clash with the Boston Irish Wolfhounds Saturday in Marietta, Ga. will be webcast live at 1:15pm ET. This is the direct link to the player, or you can get to the action via LifeRunningEagles.com.
The men’s and women’s club championships have traditionally been held the first weekend of June, but in 2015, the championship matches will be held June 13 at a site to be determined. Like last season, the championship games will stand alone and the quarterfinals and finals will be bundled on one weekend two weeks prior.
According to USA Rugby club manager Erik Geib, the championships were moved... Read More
Schuylkill River at Raleigh
With their longest road trip of the season, the Schuylkill River Exiles made the 400-mile hike south to face the Raleigh Vipers at their home pitch in North Carolina. The game was a battle and was decided by two points with the Vipers pulling the upset to win 17-15.
“I was extremely proud of our players effort,” said Raleigh head coach Rick Bell. “We still made more... Read More
In its first year in Division II since moving up from DIII, Philadelphia-Whitemarsh continued its march through the North with a 49-14 win over Media. With three wins, PW ties Wilmington in the win column and sets up a battle for the division lead next week in Philadelphia.
“The game started sloppy and slow, but as the game went on, we got into our zone and started getting a feel for the game,”... Read More
The summer heat continued on an early fall Saturday as temperatures reached into the 80s in Laurel, Md., where Mid-Atlantic Division II leaders Washington Irish and Rocky Gorge battled in an early season match. It was a tale of two halves, as Gorge sprung out to a 17-3 halftime lead and a defensive struggle highlighted the second stanza. Neither team was able to improve their scores and Gorge... Read More
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