BALTIMORE, MD – The Mystics dug deep and survived a scare against eRugbyNews #4 ranked Baltimore after losing a seven point lead as regulation time expired. In overtime, the boys didn’t panic and returned to the game plan, responding early with a Matt Digby try to take the lead back. Baltimore responded with a penalty kick to come within four points.
Again the Mystics found themselves defending their own goal line with no time on the clock but deployed an attacking defense and turned the ball over to kick to touch and secure the win 25-21.
Now the Mystics will travel to South Carolina in three weeks for their second straight Sweet 16 appearance and hope to get a strong Mystic contingent there for support as they battle for a spot in the National Final 4!
BALTIMORE, MD – After nearly five hours in the hot Maryland sun, the Mystic B’s took the field against a Baltimore side looking for some payback.
The match was a back and forth contest with converted tries from Dimitri Efthimiou, Matt Fideler and rookie Chris Tagliavini keeping the Mystics ahead on the scoreboard.
With their tanks running on fumes and the final whistle inevitable, the Mystics made an impressive goal line defensive stand, stopping wave after wave of Baltimore attackers to take the game by a narrow 21-19 margin.