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The Maryland Exiles continue to nip at PAC's heels in the Mid-Atlantic DI club league as they won again.

However, this wasn't all smooth sailing for Maryland, as they had to work to beat still-winless Washington 29-15.

"Once again we started off poorly," said Maryland hooker Owen Lentz, referring to the fact his team was down 3-0 in the opening minutes.

The Exiles scored a try and took the lead, but then Washington put together a nicely-constructed try that put them in the lead 10-7 at halftime.

"We regrouped and scored three tries," said Lentz of the second half. Washington added one from an interception.

But the Exiles did the job in the end, led by center Pablo Martinez and Man of the Match and prop Michael Minchik, who scored a try that fired up his teammates.

"Today was an important step in the right direction," said Lentz, pointing to the team getting a bonus point.

PAC won also, putting them at 6-0-1, five standings points ahead of 6-0 Maryland, who have a game in hand.

As important was the fact that they upended one of the league's contenders, Pittsburgh. With the Harlequins losing and NOVA badly upset in Raleigh, the battle for 3rd and 4th is still a tight contest between Pittsburgh, NOVA, Schuylkill River, Baltimore-Chesapeake, and Raleigh.

Norfolk, despite being 1-4, is not out of it, but they need to win almost every game to make the top four.

But there is significant daylight between the top two and the rest.