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Rugby team drops spring season opener

Home opener on March 30

Written By Taylor Spirito, For The Globe

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Photo by Blake Fabianich
Senior Joe Kelly stiff arms a Grove City defender during the team’s road loss last weekend. The team was defeated in their season opener 28-15 and are back in action at home March 30.

The men’s rugby team dropped its season opening game 28-15 against Grove City College last Friday.

The Bisons were down 10-5 before halftime when sophomore lock Jared Slattery put Point Park on the board just before time expired. Freshman winger Tyshawn Williams also scored while also making his first appearance on the field.

Senior Sam Allman also scored in the second half to keep Point Park in the battle, but they ultimately came up short and lost the war to the Wolverines.

“Grove City and Point Park has turned into a bit of a rivalry game,” senior captain  Steven Reed said, “We have very similar play styles and they are on the same level ability-wise.”

Reed said that in his four years of playing rugby at Point Park, last Friday was the coldest game of his college career. 

“The combination of wind and rain made it extremely difficult to stay warm,” Reed said. 

The rugby men are back in action March 30 when they take on Saint Vincent College. The game is scheduled for 1:00 p.m. at Highmark Stadium and will serve as the team’s home opener for the 2019 spring season.

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