On Saturday, October 14, 2023, the Doylestown Rugby Men’s Team traveled to Philadelphia to play the Philly-Whitemarsh Rugby Club. The home team, which is in first place of the division, managed to take advantage of the weather conditions and experience. While the Dragons had periods of great rugby play, it was not enough to win on the road. Philly – Whitemarsh beat Doylestown 42-12, with Shannon Pearson scoring a try, followed by a successful conversion by Kevin Hocking. Matt (Freddie) Frederick also scored a try. The Doylestown Dragons look forward to getting back on the right foot next Saturday, October 21, 2023, when they take on the Reading Rugby Club at home at the Maennerchor Field, 3650 Cold Spring Creamery Road, Doylestown, Pennsylvania. Kick-off is 1:00 p.m.
High School Girls’ Team
The Doylestown Rugby Academy Girls’ Team entered two teams in the Cumberland Valley tournament on Sunday, October 15, 2023. Team 1 had a 4-0 record, with wins against North Bay (33-5), Downingtown (26-10), Hollidaysburg (33-5), and West Carroll (35-5). Try scorers for the Dragons were: Jocelyn Terry (6), Kendall Maday (4), Sydney Haddon (3), Maggie Austin (2), Bridget McGonigle (2), Reaghan King (1), and Nolah Flynn (1). Flynn made 15 conversions and
Haddon made 1 conversion. Team 2 went 1-0-1 on the day, with a win against Blackthorn Rugby (25-0) and a tie against Conestoga (12-12). Try scorers were Siena Accardi (2), Shiane Young (2), Addy LaCarrubba (1), Nora Rosenburg (1), and Ashley Kelly (1). Kayla Robinson added 1 conversion. Maddie Rosato was awarded the Dragon award by the coaches for her play in the tournament and Addy LaCarrubba was awarded the Hit Chain award for her tackles in the tournament. Doylestown will participate in a tournament at West Chester University on Sunday, October 22, 2023.
PHOTO: Maddie Rosato (left) and Addy LaCarrubba (right)
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