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Match Report for

Middlebury College (1st) vs. Southern Connecticut State University (1st)
21 October 2017

Location: Match will be played on the rugby pitch behind the Athletic Complex on S Main St

Middlebury College: 22    Southern Connecticut State University: 55

Uncharacteristically warm late-October day, great conditions for an important Northeast Rugby matchup. SCSU took advantage of multiple Middlebury errors by the backs (one a dropped punt bouncing into the arms of an oncoming defender for an easy try and another off an interception of a well-telegraphed pass) to take and early lead, though Middlebury replied with three tries in the final fifteen minutes to make it a 28-17 halftime score. SCSU continued their barrage of scoring with steady ball at rucks and crisp backline passing, scoring five more tries in the second half. Middlebury just couldn't get any line breaks, leading to lots of frustration and a lot of east-west running that amounted to nothing. Their only second half try was a cosmetic one at the final buzzer. SCSU: 9T 5C Midd: 4T 1C

Referee: Marcel Girouard