August 14, 2020

PC Rugby Crushes Mass. Maritime Academy

posted on: Thursday October 7, 2010

Nahuel Fanjul-Arguijo ’11 / Associate Editor-in-Chief

Last Saturday, Oct. 2, the Men’s Rugby team took out Mass. Maritime Academy with an impressive 32-0 victory. This is PC’s third win in as many games, and all of them still without a single point scored against them. Sadly, this was PC’s last home game this season, but they gave the large crowd at Hendricken an exciting game to watch.

The scoring began with fullback Mat Benedetto ’14 taking a quick ball from the 15-meter line and slipping through the line. Benedetto scored three strong trys this game, the first in the game and two in the second half. “They were team tries,” said Benedetto, “great passing and great ball movement lead to all three tries.”

After the second try, coming from Andy Mosca ’11, Mass. Maritime started to break down as a team. Other than their aggressive playing, Mass. Maritime would not be able to control the rucks, lineouts, or open-field plays. PC used their composure and skill playing to keep the scores coming.

Tries came from Mat Benedetto ’14, Andy Mosca ’11, Ben Roach ’14, and Tucker Drake ’13. Craig MacDonald converted on two of his six kicks after trys.

Saturday’s game was very physical, and a great win at home, but what is most important for the weekend is the service done by the team the following day. Ignoring the pain from the game, 25 guys from the team woke up early Sunday morning to participate in the charity walk for the Hasbro Children’s Hospital as a part of Team PANDA. The team walked 2.5 miles through the city streets to raise money for the charity. This week, the Black Pack travels to Stonehill College in Mass. for another epic battle on the turf. The team hopes to shut out yet another opponent. They finish up the season with away matches at Salve Regina, Wheaton College, and Bryant University.

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