The Doylestown Rugby Men’s Team has been hard at work this season and won its first match on Saturday, October 15, 2022, against South Jersey, after losing to Philly Whitemarsh on October 1, 2022. In the 17-65 loss to Philly Whitemarsh, Doylestown tries were scored by Shannon Pearson, Julian Bellman, and Julio Marsiglia. Jeremy Ault made a conversion. Following the match with Philly Whitemarsh, there was a bye week. Then, Doylestown came back firing on all cylinders on Saturday to top South Jersey 33-17. Try scorers were Eric French, Matt Frederick, Kevin Hockings, Max Campo, and Kevin Belmont. Jeremy Ault made four conversions. There are two more matches left in the season. On Saturday, October 22, the Dragons will play Phoenixville in an away match, with a 1:00 p.m. kickoff. The last match of the fall season will be played at home on October 29 against Old Gaelic, with a 1:00 p.m. kickoff. The home pitch is located at the Maennerchor Field, 3650 Cold Spring Creamery Road, Doylestown, Pennsylvania.
On October 15, 2022, the Doylestown Rugby Women’s Team fell to North East Irish Women 47-12. The Lady Dragons played a hard-fought match, but only co-captains, Morgan Stiffler and Maddie Groninger, scored tries. Katie Walston-Frederick made her only conversion attempt. The women will play Harrisburg Women at the home pitch, the Maennerchor Field, 3650 Cold Spring Creamery Road, Doylestown, Pennsylvania, on Saturday, October 22, 2022. Kickoff is at 11:00 a.m.
Middle School Girls’ Team
The Doylestown Rugby Academy Middle School Girls’ Team travelled to Morris, New Jersey on Saturday, October 1, 2022, to play Morris Middle School Girls in two matches. The teams split, with a win a piece. The Dragons took the first match, 15-5, and Morris took the second match, 21-7. Try scorers for the day were Sydney Haddon (2), Siena Accardi (1), and Ryleigh Sanders (1). Haddon also made one conversion.
High School Girls’ Team
The Doylestown Rugby Academy High School Girls’ Team travelled to Lancaster, on Sunday, October 2, 2022, to participate in the Knightmares’ Tournament, which was part of the RugbyPA Fall 7s Tournament circuit. The girls went 1-3 for the day against Downingtown 0-19, Knightmares 29-0, West Carroll 14-19, and Hollidaysburg 0-26. Maddie Doyle, Reaghan King, and Siena Accardi led the team with two tries each. Nolah Flynn had one try. King made one conversion and Flynn made three conversions. The girls will participate in West Chester University’s High School 7s Tournament on Sunday, October 23, 2022.
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