BOSTON, MA – The Mystics fought hard against Boston on Saturday, but didn’t take advantage of their opportunities to keep the game tight. The first half was a hard-fought battle where neither team gave any ground. Boston managed to score two tries and a penalty to take a 17-0 lead into half time, but the Mystics had squandered multiple trips into the Boston 22, so the game was still very much on the line.
Early in the second half, Boston started to apply more pressure, and the Mystics’ desire to close down the gap meant that they started to take more risks. Boston capitalized on the Mystics’ looser play, and started to open the game up through some powerful runs from their forwards. Late in the game the Mystics finally managed to get on the scoreboard through a well-worked team try, but by then it was too late as Boston had already sealed the win. The final score was 41-5 to Boston, but the scoreline didn’t fully reflect the fight put up by the boys in blue.
The Mystics will now be taking the winter off before using the spring season to build towards next Fall. The club will be hosting a number of events over the winter, so stay tuned for more details.