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The US Naval Academy opened their Atlantic Coast Rugby League account with a convincing 55-0 shutout of North Carolina State Saturday in Annapolis, Md.
Navy defended the tough NC State forwards well, holding the Wolfpack scoreless.
“If you don’t defend their maul and their pick-and-goes well, you’re going to have trouble,” said Navy Head Coach Mike Flanagan. “I liked our defensive effort, but I think we converted on maybe a third of our scoring opportunities:
Led by a strong performance from Sam Gedeon at inside center and with Andy Stellato earning man of the match honors at flanker, Navy put in a good early performance.
Halfbacks Ricky Feller and Jack McAuliffe worked well together and Ron Helms was another standout for Navy.
“This is a good start for us and we have a bunch of teams to play we’re
excited about playing – teams like Virginia Tech, Maryland, and Virginia,”
said Flanagan. “These are teams we used to play a lot, and then stopped
playing. It’s really great to get back to those rivalries. Then we can work
toward peaking for the Varsity Cup.”