Coming off a much needed win and a bye week, the boys traveled down to Long Island to take on US Merchant Marine Academy as we continue our journey for a conference championship. Although USMMA has been having a tough year, the past two months have proven that there is no easy match in our conference. With a beautiful day on the USMMA campus, the Colgate Rugby club took to the field with an attacking game plan in mind. Receiving the kick-off, the boys went on the offensive hogging possession for the first 15 minutes of the game. Our ability to move the ball during this time turned into points when backs captain, Eli Brick ’17, sliced through the defense for the first try of the game at the 9 minute mark, Brick converted the try. Receiving the ensuing kick-off, the boys went back to work. After a few strong phases, Clay McKee ’18 was able to dot down our second try at the 13 minute mark (conversion no good). USMMA was able to finally get their hands on the ball and work a couple of phases on their own, but our defensive line held firm and earned a turnover. […]
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 […]