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
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