Saturday afternoon, the Millersville men’s rugby team traveled to Princeton, New Jersey, where they suffered their first loss of the season. Millersville was defeated by Princeton by a score 14-20. Despite the opponents’ Ivy League status, the team fought their hardest and held their own in the dreary weather. The players came up with big tackles and handled the ball well. Despite a valiant effort on the behalf of Millersville’s Men’s Rugby team, in the end Princeton played a better game and came out the victor.
The MVP for Saturday’s game went to Kevin Kelley for playing exceptionally well, despite a midgame injury. Kelley’s shoulder was dislocated during the game, but after being seen by the medics, Kelley was back in the game, truly earning him the title of game MVP.
Brad Calix earned 5 points for the Marauders by scoring a try, and the remaining nine points were scored by Andrew Crawford through kicks.
Although the official league games don’t begin until Sept. 20, both teams treated this preseason scrimmage with the dedication and sportsmanship that a league game necessitates.
The next game will be against Temple University at Brooks Field at 1 p.m. on Sept. 20. This will mark the first league game of the Keystone Rugby Conference. Both the men and women’s rugby teams are heading into the season with high hopes and their sights set on taking first place in the league.
The Millersville Women’s Rugby team traveled to Scranton, Pennsylvania last weekend, winning the match 12-0. The points were scored through two tries and a conversion by Sarah Frey, Emily Bryson, and Megan McGuigan, respectively. This marks the second win of the season for the women’s rugby team, with the first being 22-10 against York College.