This past Saturday, Mystic River split their two matches on the day. Mystic’s Division 1 side fell in their final fall ARP match against Old Blue, 25-32, while the Division 2 Barbarians won easily over Albany, 67-0. Continue reading
Mystic River clinched 1st place in the New England DI club league as they beat Albany 53-3 to move to 6-0.
Meanwhile two of their closest rivals lost, as New Haven was beaten 26-13 by Boston and Amoskeag lost 17-6 to Boston Irish Wolfhounds.
ALBANY, NY – In Week 6 of the NERFU season, Mystic River traveled to Albany to take on the Albany Knickerbockers. With the regular season coming to a close and two tough matches ahead, it was a must win for the Mystics, who fell to the ‘Hounds the week prior. The Mystic forwards came out strong, dominating the Albany pack, while the Mystic back line penetrated through the gaps and kept Albany on the retreat throughout much of the half. By the halftime whistle, the Mystics had taken a commanding 27-3 lead.
Determined not to go down without a fight, Albany fought back in the second half and added ten points to their tally, but the Mystics never let up the onslaught and took the match 51-13. The win put Mystic River back on the top of the table going into the final two matches.
ALBANY, NY – Once again facing a seasoned side of veterans, the Mystic Second XV lost their second match in a row to Albany this past weekend. In the forwards, it was a tooth and nail battle as both packs seemed evenly matched. Mystic forwards repeatedly pounded the ball into the opposition, but were stopped by a well organized Albany defensive line. Albany was able to take advantage of some disorganization in the Mystic defensive line, punching through for five tries. Mystic scrumhalf and “Man of the Match” Peter Chung scored Mystic’s two tries to make the score 31-10 in Albany’s favor.