April 13, 2012
Albany 93 - Rochester 0
The Rochester Aardvarks traveled down the I-90 corridor to play Albany at Dick Green Field on a cool spring day. Albany started strong with the first try coming just 6 minutes in. The home side crossed the try line 15 times and kept the visitors scoreless. The match saw several 2nd side players get valuable time which will strengthen the bench as the season continues.
Jesse Boehme (@ 38’ Brian Killips)
Jason Reigart (@53’ Alex Brooks)
Tom Breslin (Captain)
Sean Mertz (@ 45’ Kurt Willms)
Man of the Match – Tommy Breslin
Scoring Summary: Tries: Sean Mertz (3), Tom Breslin (3), Cody Morton (3), David Malizia, David O’Neill, Max Schuler, Brian Killips, Murphy Lill, and Scottie Bergen. Conversions: Breslin (9 out of 15)
The Knicks were left scrambling Thursday night to find a B side opponent after finding out Rochester would only travel with 16. Thankfully RPI agreed to send a side over. The Engineers have come through countless times to help Albany in moments like these and the club is grateful. Albany was up 20-5 before RPI came back to within 5 points but 2 late tries by Albany helped the Knicks claim their 2nd B side win of the season.
Albany 32 - RPI 15
Steve Arango (Captain)
Man of the Match – Rich O’Brien
Subs – Bob Grimm, Joe Judge, Bill Zedaker
Scoring Summary: Tries – Rev Protain, Marty White, Rich O’Brien, Brandon Murphy, Kurt Willms, Steve Arango; Conversions – Tim Pendergast (0 of 5); Kurt Willms (1 of 1)
The Knicks take on local rivals Saratoga Rugby Club next Saturday, April 20th at Dick Green Field. Saratoga is gearing up for a run at the USA Rugby Div. III Championship. Kickoff is at 11:00am with a full day of rugby to follow, including a B match and several women’s games.