Doylestown Rugby Football Club News – April 8, 2024

Men’s Team

On Saturday, April 6, 2024, a windy yet nice spring afternoon, the Doylestown Rugby Football Club Men’s Team took the home pitch against Montclair RFC in a friendly battle. Doylestown’s line-up had a mix of veteran players, with some newer lads sprinkled in, all of whom were ready
when the ref blew the whistle.

The pitch, slightly muddy, was not a problem for most of the match. On the other hand, the wind was not forgiving. After some back and forth, Montclair was the first to score. With the conversion, they led 7-0 against the home team. Both teams tried their best to outplay each other. The half ended with a few good runs from the Dragons, but no points; 0-7 Montclair.

During the halftime break, some conversations were had and some player adjustments were made. All-in-all, “follow the game plan and let’s put points on the board,” were the words from head coach, Jeremy Ault.

Now for the second half. The wind was still doing its thing, but at this point, Doylestown was used to it. The Dragons marched down the pitch and 8-Man, Mr. Eric French, ran up the score. At the final whistle, the score was 12-7, in favor of Doylestown. French scored twice and Fionn O’Toole made one conversion. The B-side also had a match, coming out on top. Doylestown finished 2-0 on the day. The Man of the Match (A-side): Eric French. Hard Hat of the Match (A-side): Nick Kaczmarczyk. Man of the Match (B-side): Jed Fizzano. On Saturday, April 13, 2024, the Dragons will travel to NE Philly Irish for a 1:00 p.m. kickoff.

Women’s Team

The Doylestown Rugby Football Club Women’s Team defeated the Northeast Irish Women on Saturday, April 6, 2024 at home. The final score was 22-17. Try scorers were: Tamara Jennings (2), Sam Reeves (1), and Chessa Kownurko (1). Victoria Rasp made one conversion. The Women’s Team will now be preparing for the Doylestown Rugby Club 50th Anniversary on Memorial Day weekend.


High School Boys’ Team

On Sunday, April 7, 2024, the Doylestown Rugby Academy High School Boys’ Team hosted Malvern Prep at the home pitch, the Maennerchor Field. The Doylestown A Side won 31-27. Try scorers were: Cade Aivazian (1), Tim Fuhrmeister (1), Nick Vyvlecka (1), Aaron Kelly (1), and Joey Craig (1). Joey Craig kicked three conversions. The A Side Man of the Match was Joey Craig. The B Side Dragons also posted a win, defeating Malvern Prep 31-20. Try scorers were: Dante Burns (2), Brendan Bieker (2), and Ben Kix (1). Nolan Corey kicked two conversions and Tim Fuhrmeister kicked one conversion. The B Side Man of the Match was Brendan Bieker. Doylestown will travel to play Conestoga on Sunday, April 14, 2024.

(Cade Aivazian scoring a try)

(Joey Craig on a run that he puts down for a try)


High School Girls’ Team

The Doylestown Rugby Academy High School Girls’ Team fell to Conestoga in an away match on Sunday, April 7, 2024. The final score was 12-26. Missing multiple key starters, the Dragons put up a good fight. Jocelyn Terry scored the team’s two trys. Leah Cipollo made one conversion. On April 14, 2024, the High School Girls’ Team will travel to Lancaster to take on the Knightmares.

Middle School Girls’ Team

In an away match on Sunday, April 7, 2024, the Doylestown Rugby Academy Middle School Girls’ Team defeated Conestoga, 22-12. Vivian Foley led the team with two trys. Mackenzie Harriet-Clay and Ashley Kelly scored one try each. Kelly also made one conversion. The Middle School Girls’ Team will travel to Lancaster to take on the Knightmares on Sunday, April 14, 2024.

Junior Boys’ Team

The Doylestown Rugby Academy Junior Team (8th and 9th grade) played their first league match on Sunday, April 7, 2024 at Montgomery-Bucks and came away with a 45-7 victory. The team persevered in swamp-like conditions. The Dragons stuck to their fundamentals to overcome both their opponent and the playing surface. Try scorers for Doylestown were: Gavin Graham (1), Nick Miletto (1), Davis Parisi (1), Brady Meehan (1), Louie Cipollo (1), Liam Hoey (1), and Owen Pudlo (1). Jamie Weir kicked five conversions. Montgomery-Bucks had one try and one conversion. The next game for the Junior Rugby Team will be at Conestoga on Sunday, April 14, 2024.

Youth Boys’ Team

In its first league match of the season, the Doylestown Rugby Academy Youth Team traveled to Hatfield to play Montgomery-Bucks on Sunday, April 7, 2024. The Dragons were down 0-10 with minutes remaining in the first half. Then, Carter Braun scored a beautiful try under the
posts to make the score 7-10 at halftime. In the second half, Doylestown came together as a team and scored two more trys by Jonah Khanan and Crew McFerson. A hard-fought and solid defense was needed in the last ten minutes of the game to keep Mongomery-Bucks out of the try
zone. The Dragon defense came up BIG and Doylestown won by a final score of 17-10! Try scorers were: Carter Braun (1), Jonah Khanan (1), and Crew McFerson (1). Kaden Hornick kicked one conversion. Montgomery-Bucks had two trys and no conversions. Doylestown will travel to play Conestoga on Sunday, April 14, 2024.

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