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The United States completed a sweep of its summer series tests with a 42-17 win over rival Canada. The Eagles slowly took control of the game and thanks to a hat trick from Cam Dolan, eventually ran away with a comfortable win in Nova Scotia.
The Eagles started very slow in this game spending most of the first 15 minutes on defense. Canada managed phase after phase but ultimately mustered only three points early on.
AJ MaGinty continued his splendid play, creating the first try of the game. After the Eagles settled into the match, the flyhallf put in a nice and kick and chase. After recovering his own kick, MaGinty beat a defender offloaded to a streaking Cam Dolan for a 5-3 lead.
After the United States added a penalty, the teams traded possession but neither team looked too dangerous. However, in the 35th minute the Eagles got on the front foot. After getting two penalty advantages, the United States worked its way to the goal line. MacGinty got the ball and swung the ball over the heads of three teammates to a wide open Nate Augspurger for a try in the corner and a 13-3 lead.
Canada got some momentum going with several minutes left in the half. The Maple Leafs elected to forego a makable penalty for a line out in the corner. Canada pounded away at the line after the forty minute mark but lost the ball forward on the goal line. The Eagles kicked to touch and the halftime whistle blew.
The Eagles struck first in the second half to extend the lead to 20-3. Five minutes into the half Augspurger busted through a whole down the left sideline and put Dolan in for his second of the game.
The home side got back into the game after a long series of possession. The Eagles committed several penalties and the defense finally cracked. Kevin Olmstead powered his way over for a hard score cutting the lead to 20-10.
The Eagles shut the door on any comeback after the Canadian score. A penalty extended the lead to 23-10 and with 10 minutes to play Dolan got the hat trick to essentially seal the win. Blaine Scully added another and after a Canadian score Ruben De Haas capped the game with a try in the final minute.