BRIDGEPORT, PA – In the second day of the CR4 Seeding Tournament, the Mystics faced the Maryland Exiles in the Championship match. The Maryland squad were able to stand up to the Mystic onslaught and keep it at bay with a 21 point lead at the half. The Mystics battled back with tries from scrumhalf Carrick Pell (2) and Bill Dow, but it wasn’t enough as the Exiles were able to take the win 48-17. Mystic No. 8 Brett Willis believes the loss “was a good wakeup call for us as we get ready to go to Austin.” Mystic River will go into the Sweet 16 as the CR4 #2 seed.
BRIDGEPORT, PA – The CR4 Seeding Tournament started off with a bang for the Mystics who posted a 48-22 victory over METNY’s White Plains. Brett Willis touched two tries down over the line, while Joe Shurmaitis, Jamie Green, Dustin MacPherson and Dale du Preez each added their own to the tally. Mystic Captain Pat Doherty was on fire off the tee, converting all six tries. The Mystics will face MARFU’s Maryland Exiles on Sunday for the East Coast Championship.
Melrose Free Press
By Christopher Hurley
“We’re playing lights out right now,” said Mystic River captain Pat Doherty. “We have one of the best forward packs in the Northeast for Division I and our backline is really coming together.”