April 2, 2016 @ Pittsburgh Rugby Club (D3)

Author: Bill Marnell -

This past Saturday, the Highlander Men opened their Spring 2016 with a sloppy, but effective 36 – 10 win over crosstown rivals Pittsburgh Rugby Club (D3). Although the weather was clear and a bit warmer than predicted, high wind gusts played havoc on kicked and passed balls throughout the match for both clubs.

With the win, the Highlanders improve to 6-2 on the season as they come back home for a huge match against Erie RFC. In October, Erie handed the Highlanders a heartbreaking 10 – 7 loss in Erie. The Highlanders will look to exact revenge on Erie at home and keep their post season hopes alive.

Kickoff will be at 1:00 PM at the Club’s pitch located at 725 Mountain Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15210.

Line from Saturday’s game @ Pittsburgh Rugby Club (D3):

  1. Abe Cone (Cal U)
  2. Jose Colon (Lock Haven)
  3. Rob Gregg
  4. Bill Marnell (Cal U)
  5. John Shearer (Cal U)
  6. Sammy Zimmerman (IUP)
  7. Eric David
  8. Brandon Benvenuti
  9. Scott Powers (UPJ)
  10. Tyree Massie (Cal U)
  11. Ryan Muraco (Slippery Rock)
  12. Neil Reynolds (UPJ)
  13. Patrick Dobbins (UPJ)
  14. Mike Boyd (Cal U)
  15. Zach Powell (Cal U)
  16. Dan Andrus
  17. Arley Cone (Cal U)
  18. David Banta (Cal U)
  19. Dan Glasstetter (Geneva)
  20. David Vesely
  21. Denny Hind
  22. Logan Elias (W&J)

Tries – Benvenuti (8,9), Reynolds (7), Gregg [R.] (1), Cone [Ab] (2), David (3)

Conversions – Powers (3/6)