DENVER, CO – The Mystics fought for all their worth in the National 7s Quarterfinal last night, but went down 17-19 to Old Blue. The Mystics held a 12-7 lead at the half, but the only difference between the two sides was their style of play – the Mystics were spreading the ball wide in search of gaps, while Old Blue were bulling it up the middle once they got within striking range. The result was that the Mystics couldn’t convert two of their tries from out wide, and lost the lead when Old Blue scored under the posts with seconds left to play. The Mystics managed to bring the ball back to midfield before conceding a penalty, allowing Old Blue to kick the ball Ito touch and claim their spot in the semis.
The Mystics will be back in action at 12:40pm EDT today, as they take on last year’s champions, the Seattle Saracens, in the Plate semifinal on Field 4. The match will be streamed online – let’s get behind the Mystics as they aim to close out strong!
PITTSBURGH, PA – We are thrilled to announce that the Mystics are the D1 East Champions and will be playing in the D1 National Championships for the first time since 1992! The boys showed huge grit and determination in Pittsburgh this weekend as they claimed muddy, hard-fought victories against Metropolis and Old Blue. We will be sharing more details about the Championship match in due course, but we already know that we will be playing last year’s losing finalist, the Austin Blacks, in Glendale, CO on June 4. Continue reading
AMESBURY, MA – Despite Pine Banks being closed due to resurfacing, the Mystic D1 and D2 sides put on huge performances in their games this past Saturday as they solidified their positions in the playoffs. The Mystic Barbarians couldn’t have ended their undefeated season on a more emphatic note with their victory over Burlington, while the D1 side clinched their berth in the Elite 8 with their defeat of Old Blue. Continue reading
The Mystics struggled in the first half on the road against Old Blue, and fell to an 18-3 deficit at the half on the back of two Old Blue tries. The Mystics turned things around in the second half, and came storming back to trail 24-20 on the back of tries from Chris Frazier and Chris O’Donnell. The Mystics just couldn’t close the gap any further in the last ten minutes, and the final score remained at 20-24 to Old Blue. The Mystics fall to 3-1 on the season, and now need to build towards the spring as that was the last match of the fall. Continue reading