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Tuesday, September 29, 2015

DI Recap: Kanas City, Mystic River Roll


Midwest

The Kansas City Blues have done their best to keep up with Metropolis in the Midwest thanks to a handily 45-24 win over Palmer. Gannon Moore had a couple of tries but still couldn't top the effort of Sean Murray who was all over the place. The Blues led 26-5 at halftime before both teams played even in the second half.  Metropolis are still the leaders after picking up their fourth straight win. They beat the Milwaukee Barbarians 48-12. The Barbarians have struggled to start the season after a strong effort last year going 1-3 so far.

The other team off to a hot start was Columbus. Unfortunately for the them that hot start fizzled last Saturday with a 30-29 loss to the Chicago Lions. Each team traded penalties early before Columbus went ahead 10-3 thanks to a try from Jamil Robinson. The Lions fought back with a try from Nicholas Trausch and then a yellow card to Columbus allowed the Lions to chip in 10 points to lead 20-10. Columbus would go ahead at 22-20 before the Lions went ahead 27-22. Columbus retook the lead with ten minutes left before Quinn Macali would hit a last minute penalty to win it for the Lions.

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In the other match from the weekend the Cincinnati Wolfhounds beat the Chicago Griffins 44-24.

Mid-Atlantic

The Potomac Exiles and Baltimore-Chesapeake Brumbies improved to 2-0 on the season in the Mid-Atlantic while the Schuylkill River Exiles got their season started off with a win. The highlight of the play in the region was Potomac beating NOVA 41-21. The two Washington, D.C. sides have a great rivalry, especially with NOVA's chief rival Potomac Athletic Club now a major part of the new club.

The Brumbies had to work for their win coming back from a 30-17 deficit with 20 minutes left to go on to win 35-30. Two late penalties helped seal the result. The other match had Schuylkill River beating the Raleigh Vipers 27-10.

Atlantic North

The Atlantic North will consist of ARP sides Boston, Boston Irish Wolfhounds, NYAC, and Old Blue as well as DI side Mystic River. It's the latter that is making their case for inclusion to the ARP with a resounding 63-0 win over the Wolfhounds. Former Dartmouth player Steve Dazzo and Alatasi Tupou had multiple tries. Gabe Perrone and Chris O'Donnell were both stand outs.

1 comment:

  1. USA Rugby doesn't recognize "Atlantic North D1" as a conference anymore. The CMS just has the ARP listed with Mystic River as an add-on (http://usarugbystats.com/competition/221#tab=standings).

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