On Saturday, March 18, 2023, the Doylestown Mens’ Rugby Team traveled north to play the Wilkes-Barre Breakers in a “friendly” match, as the Dragons prepare for the annual Lentz Cup; their first match against South Jersey Devils will be on Saturday, April 15, 2023, at home.
Doylestown held their own as they faced a deep-rostered squad and persevered for the victory against Wilkes-Barre, 17-7. Wilkes-Barre opened the match with the first try and successful conversion. However, Colin Patrick (Flanker) and Brian Stella (Outside Center) each scored, followed with one successful conversion made by Jeremy Ault (Fly-Half), closing the first half Doylestown 12, Wilkes-Barre 7. The second half went back and forth across the field, with no scores on either side. Moments before the final whistle, Ault closed the game with a try to seal the victory. The Dragons play West Chester University Mens’ Rugby Club on Saturday, March 25, 2023, at the home pitch at the Maennerchor Field, 3650 Cold Spring Creamery Road, Doylestown, Pennsylvania. Kick-off is at 1:00 p.m.
High School Boys’ Team
The Doylestown Rugby Academy High School Boys’ Team fell to Morris (NJ) on Sunday, March 19, 2023, in a pre-season home match. The final score was 17-24. Try scorers were: Reagan McCullough, Cade Aivazian, and Owen McCarty. Tyler Darrows kicked 1 conversion. Reagan McCullough was Man of the Match. The Dragons will open their league season against Malvern Prep on Sunday, March 26, 2023, at the home pitch at the Maennerchor Field, 3650 Cold Spring Creamery Road, Doylestown, Pennsylvania.
Junior (U15) Boys’ Team
On Sunday, March 19, 2023, the Doylestown Rugby Academy Junior Boys’ Team traveled to LaSalle for their first pre-season match of the season and came away with a 31-0 victory. Try scorers were Aaron Kelly (2), Marco Burns, Jackson Hornick, and Joey Craig. Jamie Weir
kicked 3 conversions. Doylestown also won the 20-minute B side match 39-0. In the second and final pre-season match, the Dragons will play Elizabethtown on Sunday, March 26, 2023 at the Maennerchor Field, 3650 Cold Spring Creamery Road, Doylestown, Pennsylvania.
Youth (U13) Boys’ Team
On Sunday, March 19, 2023, the Doylestown Rugby Academy Youth Boys’ Team traveled to Phoenixville to play the Whitehorse Youth Rugby team at their home pitch, Friendship Field. It was a rather one-sided match, as Whitehorse was playing their first ever rugby match for this age group. In the end, the Doylestown Dragons proved dominant, finishing the game 75-0. Try scorers were: Joey Pacitti, Jack Hegna, Quinn Fragner, Cross Cervellero, Hunter Pulford, Brexton Van Antwerp, Roman Wade, Brady Meehan, Billy Stahl, Austin Zanoni, and Conor Cassidy. Cassidy also kicked 4 conversions and Pulford kicked 1 conversion. In the second and final pre-season match, the Dragons will play Elizabethtown on Sunday, March 26, 2023 at the Maennerchor Field, 3650 Cold Spring Creamery Road, Doylestown, Pennsylvania.
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