On Saturday, October 21, 2023, the Doylestown Rugby Men’s Team lost to Reading at home. Unable to field a solid 15 man roster, they relied heavily on new players and some ancient ones. The match was scrappy and hard fought but the ref blew the whistle in the 60th-ish minute due to cheeky play causing the rest of the match to be abandoned.
On Saturday, October 21, 2023, the Doylestown Rugby Women’s Team lost to Harrisburg in an away match. The final score was 27-57, but the match was closer than the score reflects. Try scorers for Doylestown were Kelly Albanir (2), Ali Dowdy (1), Sam Reeves (1), and Maddie Groninger (1). Dowdy also made 1 conversion. Sam Reeves was awarded forward player of the match and Katie Taggert was awarded back player of the match. Doylestown will take on Harrisburg at home at the Maennerchor Field, 3650 Cold Spring Creamery Road, Doylestown, Pennsylvania. on Saturday, October 28, 2023.
PHOTO: Players and coaches of the Doylestown Rugby Women’s Team on October 21, 2023.
High School Girls’ Team
The Doylestown Rugby Academy Girls’ Team entered two teams in the West Chester University tournament on Sunday, October 22, 2023. Team 1 had a 3-1 record, with wins against Conestoga (24-0), Downingtown (14-5), and West Pitt (24-7), and a loss to Knightmares 1 (0-29). Try scorers for the Dragons were Jocelyn Terry (4), Sydney Haddon (2), Kendall Maday (1), Maggie Austin (1), Reaghan King (1), and Siena Accardi (1). Nolah Flynn made 6 conversions. Team 2 went 2-0 on the day, with wins against West Pitt 2 (31-5) and Knightmares 2 (40-0). Try scorers were Maddie Rosato (3), Siena Accardi (3), Leah Cipollo (2), Nora Rosenburg (2), and Shiane Young (1). Addy LaCarrubba made 6 conversions and Cipollo made 2 conversions. Siena Accardi was awarded the Dragon award by the coaches for her play in the tournament and Nolah Flynn was awarded the Hit Chain award for her tackles in the tournament. Doylestown will participate in a tournament at Downingtown on Sunday, October 29, 2023.
PHOTO: Maddie Rosato (left) and Addy LaCarrubba (right)
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