March 27, 2017
Delmarva Rugby U19 Wins First Matches Ever Played
Photo: Delmarva Rugby – Curtis Fuhr (Woodbridge HS), Malik Brewer (Milford HS), Rob Van Pelt (Sussex Tech), Jamiere Sample (Sussex Tech), Hunter Severs (Sussex Tech), Russel Swift (Sussex Central), Alex Tymitz (Sussex Tech)
Delmarva Rugby Release: Tom Colucci, March 26, 2017
Delmarva’s brand new U19 team traveled to Alopacas Park and won it’s first two games ever played
High School rugby kicks off in Sussex County
Delmarva Rugby’s U19 team played its first games ever on March 25th in Alopacas Park in Wilmington. Surprising many of the people at the event, the U19’s won its first game against Archmere Academy’s B side. The first half was a learning experience for many of the players as they fell behind by 15 points. Adjustments during halftime allowed Delmarva to begin changing the momentum. Scores by Jamiere Sample and Rob Van Pelt tightened the score to 15-10. Malik Brewer was able to step into a passing lane as time expired and run the 60 meters for the tying score. Rob Van Pelt converted the points after and Delmarva was able to walk away with a stunning 17-15 win.
The second game against another newly formed team (St. Marks) was not as close as Delmarva was able to score five tries and convert on 3 of them for a 31-0 win. Hunter Severs (Team Captain) said of the day, “It was very exciting to finally get out on the pitch and play a game. Everyone contributed and played hard. We want to thank St. Marks, Archmere and all of the other teams that were at the tournament for a great day of rugby.” Anyone interested in joining the team can reach out to Tom Colucci at 302-930-1003. All players are welcome. Experience not necessary.
About Delmarva Rugby
Delmarva Rugby is a 501(c)3 non profit dedicated to the growth of rugby in the Delmarva region. The club was founded in 2011 and plays in the Eastern Pennsylvania Rugby Union (EPRU). The men’s team recently moved up to Division 3. Woman’s and U19 teams are presently being formed. Delmarva Rugby plays its home games and practices at the American Legion Post 28 located in Millsboro DE. Delmarva Rugby can be followed on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter. Any interested players for the teams can reach out to Tom Colucci at 302-930-1003 or Tomc@cncsolar.com