2018 Fall Fixtures
November, 3 2018
Dead Pheasant Rugby wins “Challenge Cup,” trophy, and moves on to the National Small College East Regional! Awesome news, resulted from great efforts by all the players and coaches, NURFC Alumni was at the match with a few gents, Porky-Jamie Donovan, Nick Bridenbaugh, Matt McGovern, to name a few. NU Men’s Rugby scored 32 to Hamilton’s 12, with tries from Peterkin, Castellani, Ceneviva, Sebastionelli and 2 from Schwinn, This is huge excellent news, as basically this is NURugby making the tournament, going to the dance, or one of the BEST small college rugby clubs around! They are not done yet, will get next game details to you soon. Congratulations and keep it rolling Dead Pheasants!
The boys will now travel to Sienna College on November 17th and 18th to take on teams from the Colonial Coast and New England conferences to determine the Northeast’s representative in the NSCRO Challenge Cup final four next spring!
A rainy cold day in Ithaca, matched two rivals in a playoff that was a tough, hard fought, ruck and maul rugby war, with the hosts holding on for dear life 28-20. 2 tries from Castellani, 1 each from Wasik and Peterkin for the Dead Pheasants. Great game by NU, it would not have been an upset in our eyes, stay focused. We still have a chance to advance in the Small College East Regional, with a Challenge Cup game this Saturday in Syracuse, at O’Connor Field, time tbd, vs Hamilton, see the prior comment for Playoff schedule and results, congratulations to all, good luck next weekend.
This past Sunday NU Men’s Rugby hosted St.John Fisher and won 17-14, 2 tries from Mazzara, 1 from Pedroza, and Sherman was 1/3 kicking, ending the season 4 wins and 1 loss 18 points, 2nd place in NY Upstate Small College West Division. Will travel Saturday for a 1pm match at First Place Ithaca, 5-0. We lost there earlier this season, 0-44, and that is pretty much Ithaca’s every game score, so huge hill to climb, but after last Fall so dismal, this awesome turnaround is due to the team leaders, coming back in August to train, keeping the club in good standing with the Union The School, and enjoying playing again, congrats and good luck.
Dead Pheasant Rugby update, NU makes playoffs, after going 4-1 this Fall.
Sunday Oct 7th, our Dead Pheasants traveled to Rochester, to play U of R, their 3rd match of the Fall, final score NU 29- U of R 5. Now 2 wins and 1 loss, NU sits in third place with 2 important matches coming up.
Ryan Schwinn and Ceneviva each had 1 try, with super Pheasant, Evan Castellani, with 3 tries, (this will be his final semester of eligibility,) Chris Sherman converted 3 kicks after try, rounding out the scoring.
NU at Canisius Sat Oct 13 at 1pm
NU hosting St.John Fisher, Sunday Oct 21 1pm.
Top 2 in West and East make the playoffs.
Congratulations to the NU Men’s Rugby Club, for the big road win and continued success, Go Dead Pheasants!
Dead Pheasant Rugby last night at Ithaca we lost 44-0, evens our record at 1-1.
Dead Pheasant Rugby 2018 Upstate Fall Season has begun, with a home match vs last years NYState Champions, SUNY Alfred, posting a hard fought, physical, defensive win by a 10-5 final score. Keon Petrukin NU’s stout #8, scored first, when he was able to outrun Alfred for a 30 meter put down. The reigning NY State champs, replied with and uncoverted try of their own, tying the game at 5-5. Then with a few minutes remaining in the half, NU had a line out throw from about 10 meters out, and James Bell was able to secure clean ball, then rumble in for what turned out to be the game winning try, making it 10-5 at the half. The second half was a scoreless battle of wills, with the visitor having plenty of possession and good field position, but the Dead Pheasants led by scrum half Ryan Schwinn, hooker Jason Coleman, and all the backs, disrupting and foiling all attempts to tie the score with aggressive defense, thus out willing our foes and holding on for a fantastic victory. Next week we travel to Ithaca for either a 1pm or 6pm Saturday match, will keep you posted.
Congrats boys, good luck next week.