NEW YORK, NY – In the final day of the D1 NRU Championship series, Mystic River fell to Old Blue in the Finals. With Old Blue holding onto a comfortable lead at halftime, the Mystics would not go down quietly as Adnan Kawuma and Joe Shurmaitis narrowed the margin for a final score of 33-15.
The Mystics finished second in the Northeast with an overall record of 8-2 and have secured home field advantage this Spring against the MARFU #3 seed (TBD).
NEW YORK, NY – Mystic River will face Old Blue in the Northeast RFU Men’s Division I Club final, having defeated New York 30-7 in the semifinal. The top scorer on the day was Mystic scrumhalf Carrick Pell, who accounted for 15 points on three tries.
PINE BANKS – Despite losing two starters due to red card suspensions following last week’s match against the ‘Hounds, and another two off playing with the USA Eagles and Tomahawks, Mystic River dominated the visiting METNY #4 seed Morris on a rainy day that saw 10 tries (7 converted) for the Mystics.
The rain played a huge factor in what began as a sloppy match for both teams in the early minutes. Morris was able to capitalize with a run through the Mystic defense and take an early 5-0 lead.
But that would do it for the visitors as the Mystics grew accustomed to nature’s onslaught and rallied with 10 unanswered tries of their own, three coming from team captain (and Man of the Match) Jamie Green for an impressive 64-5 win.
Elsewhere in the Northeast, Old Blue, New Haven and New York beat their opponents, advancing to the NRU Championships next week in New York.