Division 1/ARP Loses, Division 2 Wins: Recap of the Matches

Last Saturday, Mystic River had their hands busy with two road games. Mystic River’s Division 1 team played in their first ARP match in club history and this season at Old Blue in New York City, but were unable to pull out a victory. The Division 2 Mystics travelled south to Weymouth and defeated South Shore.

Mystic River’s Division 1 team travelled to Randall’s Island for a highly anticipated Final Four rematch against Old Blue. Early in the game, Old Blue managed to score despite being a man down due to a yellow card. But, the tenacious Mystics responded quickly by a try and conversion by Fullback Alatasi Tupou thanks to a good line break and pass by Flyhalf Robbie Malneek. Old Blue managed to score another try and penalty bringing the score to 17-7. Prior to the end of the half, Captain Mike Bozza peeled off the back of a maul and found the try zone, bringing the score to 17-12. Old Blue put another try on the board prior to half bringing the halftime score to 22-12.

After a quiet start to the second half, Mystic River dotted down a try as Center Jon Sullivan extended out for a try which Tupou converted. Old Blue then went on to score a converted try bringing the score to 29-19. Tupou slotted a penalty kick to bring the game to a one possession match, but the kick came at the final whistle and Mystic River lost the game 29-22.

The Division 2 team pulled out early against their division rival and staved off a late comeback by South Shore. Great play came from Fullback Michael Spiro who scored not once, not twice, but three times on the day! With three tries, Spiro seemed like a shoo-in for Man of the Match, but his teammate and Flanker Dana Corcoran stole that honor away from him as he poached balls from South Shore left and right and put up a try of his own! Prop Jon Fonvielle scored another which proved to be pivotal insurance points. Flyhalf Stephen Diamantopoulos converted 3 of the team’s 5 tries and went 1 for 1 on penalty kicks. Mystic River won the match 36-27 and move to 3-0 this season!

With low numbers, a lot of the A-side players also had to compete in the B-side match and Mystic River dropped the B-side match in a scrappy, yet competitive short game.

Prior to the Division 2 match, some Mystic Old Boys threw on some cleats and the Mystic jerseys to take on South Shore’s Old Boys. The game was exciting and hard hitting as always, but South Shore would win 21-5. The Old Boys’ second match of the season will be on October 1st at Pine Banks versus bitter rival Irish Wolfhounds! Should be an exciting match!

Please join us this coming Saturday, September 24th at Pine Banks for a Mystic River Doubleheader! At 3 pm, Division 2 will compete against Amoskeag. This is Division 2’s final match before back-to-back bye weeks. After the match at 5:30 pm, Mystic River’s Division 1 team will host Boston RFC in another ARP match. After the matches, Mystic River will host a post-game social at The Harp in Boston. Again, both matches are at home so please attend and invite friends and family members to support the Boys in Blue!

Upcoming Schedule
9/24 (SAT) 3:00pm – D2 vs. Amoskeag
9/24 (SAT) 5:30pm – D1/ARP vs. Boston


2016 Mystic River Rugby Club Golf Tournament

2016 Mystic Golf Day

Sunday, September 11 2016
Four Ball Scramble
11am Registration; Noon Shotgun Tee-off
Stow Acres Country Club
58 Randall Road
Stow, MA 01775

The Mystics are excited to announce that we will be hosting our second annual golf tournament at Stow Acres Country Club in Stow, MA on Sunday, September 11 2016. The tournament will be a four ball scramble with a shotgun tee off at noon (registration will be at 11am). We will also be offering dinner and running a silent auction in the evening.

The entry fee will be $150 per player, and will cover the cost of green fees, a cart and dinner after the round. If you buy an entry for a full four ball, we are dropping the price to $550 for the four entries.

Player Entry$150Add to cart

You can also join us for dinner only at a cost of $30 per person. We are aiming to have dinner at 5:30pm, so please aim to be at the course by then.

Dinner Only$30Add to cart

Silent Auction and Raffle

We are hosting a silent auction after dinner and are looking for items to include in the auction. Should you have an item or experience you’d like to contribute, please contact Tournament Director Jon Kokinda at jon.kokinda@sap.com or Marketing Director Sean Sawyer at seansawyer93@gmail.com with the subject “Silent Auction”. We will auction off any and all donations, so please contribute!

Sponsorship Options

We are also looking for sponsors to contribute to the success of the golf day:

Premium Sponsorship$100Add to cart

  • 2’x3′ sign with company logo at a hole
  • Company logo on website and Twitter
  • Ad in program

Cart Sponsorship$50Add to cart

  • Company logo on a cart
  • Mention on website and Twitter
  • Listing in program

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Mystics Lose Heartbreaker to Old Blue in Cup QF

DENVER, CO – The Mystics fought for all their worth in the National 7s Quarterfinal last night, but went down 17-19 to Old Blue. The Mystics held a 12-7 lead at the half, but the only difference between the two sides was their style of play – the Mystics were spreading the ball wide in search of gaps, while Old Blue were bulling it up the middle once they got within striking range. The result was that the Mystics couldn’t convert two of their tries from out wide, and lost the lead when Old Blue scored under the posts with seconds left to play. The Mystics managed to bring the ball back to midfield before conceding a penalty, allowing Old Blue to kick the ball Ito touch and claim their spot in the semis.

The Mystics will be back in action at 12:40pm EDT today, as they take on last year’s champions, the Seattle Saracens, in the Plate semifinal on Field 4. The match will be streamed online – let’s get behind the Mystics as they aim to close out strong!

The Club 7s Champs Are Here!

After a month off, the Mystics are ready to compete for the 7s National Championship this weekend. The Mystics will be in action at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park in Denver, CO today and tomorrow, and all of the matches will be streamed live at www.therugbychannel.tv

The Mystics have the following pool matches scheduled for today (note that links won’t be active until matches are underway):

  • 12:20pm EDT – Atlanta Old White – Field 4 watch
  • 3:20pm EDT – Santa Monica – Field 4 watch
  • 6:20pm EDT – Chicago Lions – Field 2 watch

The Mystics will also have a quarter final match to play later in the evening, which will kick off between 9:20pm and 10:20pm EDT depending on the results in pool play.

While the Mystics are already preparing in Denver, we are still raising funds to offset the cost of the trip, especially for the players who brought home the national 15s trophy in June. If you’d like to donate, please visit https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/mystic-river-7s-is-back-in-the-dance-sports and make your contribution.

Let’s get behind our boys in blue as they chase the nationals double!