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Bentley won the Rugby Northeast championship match 30-8 over Providence College Saturday.
Providence jumped out to an early 8-0 lead and kept that lead through the first 30 minutes.
But as time went on Bentley began to take control, especially at set piece. The solid platform from the forwards allowed the Bentley backs to star running, and wing Forest Detwhiler capped off a try that Charles McKenna converted. McKenna then added a penalty to put his side up 10-8 at halftime.
The second half was all Bentley as their pack dominated possession and center and game MVP Max Smith was outstanding on defense. Smith’s turnover and passing put away Jason Keller for the killer try.
"PC is a class act and today was great venue,” said Bentley Coach Josh
Providence was in the championship match despite having the third-best record in the league, as American International was disqualified because the AIC team had failed to CIPP some players before playing league matches.
AIC finished the season 7-0 in league play, but will not advance to the playoffs.