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Match Report for

Norwich University (1st) vs. Middlebury College (1st)
17 September 2016

Location: Norwich University

SCORE
Norwich University: 30    Middlebury College: 14


Beautiful day for Homecoming at Norwich today: dry, sunny and breezy. Norwich proved to be the more physical team today, stealing possession at several Middlebury tackles and rucks and not allowing them to get many opportunities for multiple phase attacks.

Norwich scored early (6th minute) and rode a possession and territory advantage to a 15-0 halftime lead and a 30-0 lead with 15 minutes to play. At that point, a sin bin put Norwich a man down and Middlebury's number #12 scored a couple of cosmetic tries in the game's waning minutes to make the score more respectable.

Everyone made it off the field in one piece except the referee, who was attended to twice in the match by the trainer due to being in the wrong place at the wrong time on two occasions, catching leg whips by would-be tacklers. Nothing an ice bath, Advil and six days off from rugby can't cure.


Referee: Marcel Girouard