Another September Saturday comes and goes as Colgate men’s rugby takes to the pitch for another ERC match-up. This time we traveled to Binghamton University with the hopes of getting back to our winning ways, but would have to get past a strong Binghamton side. Before the match, both teams came together as a sign of respect as Binghamton had a dedication ceremony for one of their alums who tragically past far to young. This tragedy hits close to home as the family of one of our seniors, Chris Wren ’17, are close family friend’s with the Mead Family. Touching moment shared as both teams came together for a moment of silence. To begin the match, Colgate kicked off to Binghamton and were able to regain possession and attack. Unfortunately for Colgate a series of penalties would halt our attack and Binghamton was able to move the ball down the field and dot down a try to capitalize on our misfortune. Our boys gathered themselves and began applying more pressure. Binghamton again, were able to take advantage of few miscues by us and dot down another try in the 17th minute. The team’s morale would stay positive and it paid […]
After a tough match against Fordham University last Friday Night, your Colgate Ruggers are heading down to Binghamton University to continue our journey in the Empire Rugby Conference. With a 1-1 record in the conference (2-1 overall) we will need to be more structured and more accurate with our attack if we want to get back in the win column. Here is our starting XXIII: Nick Katchadurian ’17 Billy Bingo ’19 Mike Rasmussen ’19 Jimmy Murnane ’19 Andrew Schwartz ’17 Dorian Washington ’19 Guri Bhullar ’19 Ben Moore ’19 Alec Glassman ’17 (Co-Captain) Eli Brick ’17 (Co-Captain) Paulo Lobo ’17 Robby Yosaitis ’17 Clay McKee ’18 Mike Dennin ’17 Chris Wren ’17 Sam Wittmann ’20 Will Baker ’20 Brett Taylor ’18 Zach Gallate ’19 Mark Sibold ’19 Cristiano Kusner ’20 Peter Bertone ’20 Jake French ’19 Kick-off is at 1pm @ Binghamton University (4400 Vestal Parkway E, Binghamton, NY 13902 by East Gymnasium. You can also get updates on Twitter by following us @Colgate_Rugby. Go ‘Gate!
This past Friday, your Colgate ruggers traveled to the Bronx to take on ERC and Patriot League foe, Fordham University. After coming off a strong showing in the previous week’s match, our goal was to continue our strong push in the ERC. With a large Colgate crowd under the lights, the stage was set-up for a wonderful night of rugby. The first half started with Colgate taking possession of the kick-off and going to work. For much of the first half, Colgate was forced to play defense as Fordham did a really good job of maintaining possession. When we did get the ball, we were unable to capitalize on field position and opportunities which really stalled our offensive attack. At the end of the 40 minutes, Fordham was able to convert a late penalty kick to take the lead going into the half. First Half score: Colgate 0 Fordham 3. The second half started much like the first half as both teams swapped possession. Unfortunately it was Fordham that was able to take advantage of the territory they had gained to score the first try of the match. Although Colgate was getting beat on the scoreboard, this did not […]
Colgate 57 Brockport 36: This past weekend, your Colgate ruggers took on SUNY Brockport in our DI-AA Empire Rugby Conference opener. Coming off a strong Claret Mug defense against Cornell, our goal was to continue our momentum into our conference season. Colgate received the opening kick-off and were able to move the ball pretty well. Unfortunately, we were unable to take advantage our early success with field position and Brockport, in the 8th minute, were able to strike first with a try in the corner. This would serve as a wake-up call for Colgate as we went on the hunt. Fortunately for us, we were able to quickly respond with a try of our own in the 10th minute with backs captain, Eli Brick ’17, slicing through the Brockport defense after a dominant scrum 5 meters from our try line (the conversion was good by Bernie Rawlins ’17). This would be the beginning of a long scoring run for Colgate as we would put-in 5 more tries in the half through Chris Wren ’17 (18th minute), Ben Moore ’19 (22nd minute), Bernie Rawlins ’17 (29th minute), James Murnane ’19 (33rd minute), and Guri Bhullar ’19 (38th minute). Brockport would score […]