September 25, 2016
AIC Rugby Wins Against Fairfield
Logos: Fairfield RFC and AIC Rugby
On Saturday, American International College Men’s Rugby traveled to Fairfield, Connecticut and came away with a 52-13 win.
The Yellow Jackets had three first half tries by Jihad Khabir to lead 19-8 at halftime.
AIC Head Coach Rob Guiry said “Focus wasn’t there when we started. After a blowout last week we looked content to just out-run people. Silly mistakes and a failure to play the referee led to an uncharacteristic half.”
The Yellow Jackets came out more focused during the second half, as they scored 33 unanswered points. Khabir had two more times in the second half, the 42nd minute and 64th minute. Marquis Williams, Christian Adams and Malik Walker also added tries.
Nick Franklyn, who started his first match at scrumhalf said “Today’s game was hard fought, some things didn’t go as planned, but business was handled as usual. Senior Corey Momsen also added “We started off sloppy because we played almost too fast, but towards the end of the game we started to find our rhythm and stick to AIC rugby: aggressive”.
Next Saturday, October 1 the Yellow Jackets host the University of Connecticut at 1 p.m.
AIC Scoring: Tries: Jihad Khabir (4 13,29,42,64), Royaal Jones 36, Marquis Williams 55, Christian Adams 71, Malik Walker 75); Con: Michele Magistrali x6
Fairfield Scoring: #10 – penalty 19, #15 try 38, #8 try 80