New York Rugby Club and Old Blue both clinched spots in the Empire playoffs with wins this weekend. NYRC defeated Lansdowne, 45-6, and Old Blue nearly reached the century mark with a 92-31 victory over Long Island.
NYRC played Lansdowne on a small Tibbits Field, limiting NYRC’s ability to spread the ball wide. Combined with two weeks off, NYRC struggled a little bit early. “We threw the ball... Read More
With the Mid-Atlanitc fall season concluding next weekend, Rocky Gorge and Wilmington are both undefeated and could be destined to meet again in the Mid-Atlantic Conference Final for the fourth-straight year. Rocky Gorge has easily dispatched all opposition in the south division, while Wilmington has racked up eight-consecutive wins and bonus points versus a more competitive north division. ... Read More
Coinciding with the city's Oyster Festival, New York Rugby Club defeated Long Island 50-22 in Oyster Bay this weekend. With the win, NYRC moves to 5-1 in the Empire Upstate and atop the division standings.
On Sept. 6th, NYRC easily defeated Long Island 53-14. Saturday, however, NYRC got off to a rocky start, trailing 15-10 at halftime. “We felt pretty confident going in, but we shot ourselves in... Read More
In Empire DII action, Princeton handily defeated Monmouth 35-14 in Princeton, NJ yesterday. With the win, PAC moves to 5-1 and atop the New Jersey Empire division. Monmouth falls to 5-1 and second place.
Since the Empire GU restructured the conference this season, all the New Jersey squads will play a home-and-away schedule with one another. This week marked the start of the second half of... 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
Cleveland's Eastern Suburbs took a trip to Indianapolis to play the Impalas over the weekend, as DII league play continued across the Midwest. As the match wore on, both teams put on a show and did what they do best. The Impalas spun the ball out wide to their speedy wings, and Eastern Suburbs made things more difficult for themselves than they had to be. In the end, it was played to a 31-31 tie... 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
Two unbeaten clubs clashed Saturday to decide the DII National Championship at Breese-Stevens Field in Madison, Wisc. Rocky Gorge emerged 27-5 winners over Tempe, claiming the club’s second title in three years.
“Unlike the first time where we were riding this train by the seat of our pants, this year was a calculated march to the championship,” said Rocky Gorge captain Matt Carroll. “We knew... Read More