Boston Mystics & Ontario Arrows
The Boston Mystics lost to the Ontario Arrows 29-19 on April 21 at Pine Banks Park in Malden, MA. The Ontario Arrows jumped out to a 19-0 lead at the half, but the Boston Mystic second-half comeback with three tries did not match the five tries the Arrows had on the day.
Preceding the match against the Ontario Arrows, the D2 Barbarians beat Boston Irish Wolfhounds 48-26 in a NERFU playoff match.
Boston Mystics vs. Ontario Arrows Recap
Since the match was not streamed, a scoring recap will need to suffice.
The Ontario Arrows took a 5-0 lead in the 10th minute as No. 8 Kolby Francis grounded the ball after a 5-meter scrum. Ten minutes later, Rob Brouwer, a prop added a try and Will Kelly converted increasing the lead to 12-0. Kolby Francis added a second try in the 35th minute from a pushover by the forwards, with Kelly again converting for a 19-0 lead at the break.
Hooker Andrew Quattrin scored a try in the first minute of the half to push the lead to 24-0.
In the 58th minute, Boston exerted sustained pressure on the Arrows and Vini Daley scored the Mystics first try to cut the lead to 24-5. Six minutes later, the Arrows answered back with an Alex Gliksten try (29-5).
The Mystics added tries by Devin Ibanez in the 68th minute and by Dana Corcoran late in the match with Santiago Bertranou converting both to narrow the final score to 29-19.
On May 5, the Boston Mystics will travel to play the Ontario Arrows in a rematch at York University.
Boston Mystics & Ontario Arrows Squads
Boston Mystics: 1 Dave McKenna 2 Jeff Laflamme 3 Pino Maupese 4 Michael Kaivelata 5 Andrew Burns 6 Chris Frazier 7 Devin Ibanez 8 Owen Hundt 9 Ian Luciano 10 Santiago Bertranou 11 Vini Daley 12 Matias De Paolis 13 Paulo Aukuso 14 Steve Dazzo 15 Jared Collinson 16 Gianni Miceli 17 Greg Rasmuson 18 Scotty Lucas 19 Dana Corcoran 20 Sam Sirrel 21 Erik Thompson 22 Mike Rudzinsky 23 Aki Raymond + Head Coach Josh Smith
Ontario Arrows: 1 Rob Brouwer 2 Andrew Quattrin 3 Tom Dolezel 4 Mike Sheppard (capt) 5 Paul Ciulini 6 Marcello Wainwright 7 Peter Milazzo 8 Kolby Francis 9 Alex Gliksten 10 Will Kelly 11 Kainoa Lloyd 12 Jamie Leveridge 13 Jon West 14 John Sheridan 15 Cooper Coats 16 Martial Lagain 17 Pat Lynott 18 Mike Smith 19 Josh Van Horne 20 Tom Van Horne 21 Mario Vanderwesthuizen 22 Shawn Windsor 23 Mitch Richardson
STAFF: Head Coach: Chris Silverthorn, Assistant Coaches: Cory Hector, David Butcher, Aaron Carpenter, General Manager: Mark Winokur, Performance Analyst: Rodin Lozada, Athletic Therapist: Chris Kelly, Team Doctor: Dr. John Gillis
Boston Mystic River Schedule
- March 24 at Rugby United New York (L 50-0) Preview
- March 31 vs. Rugby United New York (L 42-24) Preview with Mar. 24 recap
- April 21 vs. Ontario Arrows (L 29-19) Preview
- May 5 at Ontario Arrows (York Lions Stadium)
Ontario Arrows Schedule
- March 3 at Houston SaberCats (D 28-28) Preview
- March 17 at Rugby United New York (L 36-19) Preview
- April 7 at Utah Warriors (W 24-20) Preview
- April 14 Home vs. Rugby United New York Preview (Canceled Ice)
- April 21 at Boston Mystics (W 29-19) Preview
- May 5 Home vs. Boston Mystics