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Rugby notes


The Doylestown Men’s Rugby Club began its spring 2023 season with a convincing victory, 46-5, against Brandywine Men’s Rugby Club on March 11.

Doylestown opened the game with a try by Kevin Hockings. After playing 14 minutes in Doylestown’s 22, Matthew Frederick scored another try after a full field breakaway sprint. A conversion by Jeremy Ault followed. The two former Doylestown Rugby Academy players, Jesse Capriotti and Brian Stella, scored one try each to finish the first half. Ault kicked one additional conversion. The first half score was 24-0.

In the second half, Brandywine scored first, making it 24-5. The game continued back and forth across the field until Doylestown broke away with four more additional tries made by Capriotti (two), Keving Hockings and Connor Wagner, with Ault having one more successful conversion by the end of the game.

Doylestown looks forward to playing at Wilkes Barre 1 p.m. Saturday, March 18.

The Doylestown Rugby Academy girls team traveled to New Jersey to play the Morris girls rugby team on March 12. The Doylestown Dragons were victorious, 43-31.

Sydney Haddon and Reaghan King each scored two tries. Nolah Flynn, Nora Rosenburg, and new player, Jocelyn Terry, added one try each. Flynn also made four conversions.

The middle school girls fell to Morris 43-17. Doylestown played well with a team of young players, new to the sport. MJ Cashman made two tries and Kayla Robinson scored one try. Fiona Bonenberger made one conversion kick.

The high school and middle school girls will next play West Carroll and North Bay on Sunday, March 19 at Bark Bay Park in Maryland.

In a preseason matchup, the Doylestown Rugby Academy high school boys team defeated Montgomery-Bucks on March 5. The final score of the game, which was played at Central Bucks High School South, was 21-15.

Montgomery-Bucks put in the first try, four minutes into the game. At the 10-minute mark, Nic Vyvlecka answered with a 90-meter try for Doylestown. Jack Maggio scored with a hard-fought 10-meter blast 30 minutes into the first half. With 15 minutes gone in the second half, Zack Venziale scored from the 1-meter line, with a crafty pick and go. Montgomery-Bucks tried unsuccessfully to make a comeback at the end of the game with tries at the 30-minute mark and the 34-minute mark. Tyler Darrows kicked three conversions for Doylestown.

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