Rugby Breaks Records in a Game For Vic

Matt Flannery

Colgate University’s Rugby Football Club broke several of the Club’s long-standing records when it recorded its highest point total ever and its largest margin of victory ever, defeating Siena College Rugby Football Club 81-3 before a record crowd.

The victory was the capstone to Vic Krivitski Family Fun Day. The sidelines were filled with friends and family of Vic Krivitski, including his parents, who traveled in for the day from New Jersey. Along with a barbeque and a bounce house for children, the event clogged the area around Oak Drive for more than 5 hours. Director of Recreational Sports Janet Little commented on the bustling scene saying, “I didn’t know rugby was so important to so many people.”

Scoring 81 points in an 80-minute match is an astronomical total tally, and requires proficiency on both offensive and defensive ends of the ball. In order to accumulate that many points, the Still Reds crossed Siena’s goal line 13 times from every angle. Scorers for Colgate in cluded man of the match Joe Kelly, who along with Tyler Swiggetts and Dean Cohn tallied two tries for the Still Reds. Single tries were scored by John Reim, Jack Henley, Nolan Cirillo-Penn, Eric Clopper, JT Colucci and Rico Rosa. Dean Cohn added another 16 points by way of 8 for 13 kicking.

Senior Captain Marc Foto once again led the forward pack, while classmate Andrew Schlenger and sophomore Cam Boriello rounded out the front row. Lock forwards Colin Cowles and Ray Pena con tributed mightily along with number 8, Graham Rieser.

Canadian-born fly half Alex Heller had a magical game springing his potent back line. The Still Reds’s ability to swing the ball out wide early and often allowed them to tack on try after try. Carl Eck ert had a big game both in attack and on defense. This Saturday, Colgate is on the road to take on the Wizards of Oswego State University. The game will kick off at 1 p.m. The Still Reds return home on Saturday September 25, when they face off against rival RPI, once again at 1 p.m.

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