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City Six Sevens
November 7, 2013
Hawk Rugby Sevens started their 2013-2014 season this past weekend in the 2013 City Six Sevens hosted by La Salle University. With an automatic berth to the 2014 Collegiate Rugby Championships on the line, the Hawks were eager to punch their return ticket there with a strong performance against local rivals. Under the leadership of new Sevens Head Coach Dan Yarusso, the Hawks looked to continue their form from last June’s event.
In Game 1, the Hawks took on Drexel University (Division II) . In a tightly contested affair, down 7-0 with little time to go, Flyhalf Jimmy Wolfer ’18 successfully executed an up-and-under kick which led to a game trying try by Prop Brendan Murphy ’14. With a wonderful conversion from the corner, Wolfer put the Hawks ahead 7-5 as time expired to secure the victory.
In Game 2, the Hawks took on Villanova University (Division II) and got off to a much better start and held the lead while rotating fresh legs in, with tries by Wing Kevin Dombroski ’15 and Scrumhalf Dan Deal ’15 and two conversions by Jimmy Wolfer in a 14-0 victory. With two wins, the Hawks won Pool A and advanced to the Cup Semifinals against Temple University. Weathering a strong barrage of attack from the Owls, the Hawks battled back thanks to a try from Murphy and two from Jimmy Wolfer, but it was too little too late as they fell 19-26.
With the loss, the Hawks will wait to hear on an at-large invitation to the 2014 Collegiate Rugby Championships following the Cup Final victory and automatic qualification by University of Pennsylvania and regroup with many tournaments left to play on this young season.
Saint Joseph’s 7-5 Drexel University (Division II)
Saint Joseph’s 14-0 Villanova University (Division II)
Game 3 (Cup Semifinal):
Saint Joseph’s 19-26 Temple University