HARTFORD, CT – The boys traveled to Hartford on Saturday, trailing the Boston Irish Wolfhounds by 3 points in the standings and tied with South Shore, who owned the head to head tie-breaker. Shortly after kickoff, extremely heavy snow began falling and play deteriorated in the blizzard-like conditions. Having put up 3 tries and knowing they needed the bonus point, the Mystics fiercely attacked the Hartford goal line but to their credit, Hartford held strong and denied the bonus. Mystic prevailed 19-10 but were unsure where that put them in the final standings.
Then the news came in… New Haven, well suited to wet weather rugby, was able to upset South Shore 26-7. And Boston was able to hold off the Hounds 3-0 in icy rain. The Hounds got the loss bonus point, which brought them even with Mystic in the final standings, but the Mystics 40-22 defeat of the Hounds in Week 4 gave them the tie-breaker advantage and sole claim to the #1 playoff seed!!
Now, the Mystics get a crossover BYE and will play again when they HOST the NRU Finals at Pine Banks Nov 19-20 to determine seeding for the spring CR4 crossovers with MARFU.
Mark November 19 and 20 in BLUE on all of your calendars and plan on supporting the boys as they attempt to win the Northeast Championship two years in a row!!