Harlequins vs. NOVA

Saturday October 16, 2010, Founder’s Field, 5:00 pm

The Harlequins continue MARFU league play when they face the Northern Virginia RFC this Saturday at their home pitch in Indianola. Kickoff begins at 5:00 pm followed by a B-side match at 7:00 pm.

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Quins win streak ends at three with 22-24 loss to NOVA

Submitted by geoff (not verified) on Sun, 10/17/2010 – 10:45am.

The Pittsburgh Harlequins shut NOVA out in the second half and lose a close one at home against the visitors 22-24.

NOVA scored an unconverted try early in the first half but the Harlequins came right back to tie it up 5-5. Some mental mistakes and missed opportunities cost the Quins and NOVA scored 19 unanswered points through 15 minutes of play. The Harlequins lost the next kickoff but in the following phase an interception turned 60 meter try by outside Center Zach Schell was the turning point the Quins needed and scored 14 unanswered points to bring the score 19-24 at the half.

The Harlequins regrouped and came out fired up for the 2nd half and managed to put pressure on NOVA all evening with solid rucking, ball retention and an all out team effort between backs and forwards. NOVA pressured the Quins early in the 2nd half but team defense and hard hitting prevented NOVA from scoring from within the Quins 5 meter line several times. Missed opportunities and going 1-3 in penalty goals cost the Quins in the 2nd half. As the match ended in injury time, the Quins trailed the visitors 22-24.

The Harlequins look to the Baltimore Chesapeake Brumbies next week when they travel to Baltimore next Saturday. Kick off is 1:00 pm. Here is a link for directions to the Brumbies Home pitch: http://maps.google.com/maps?f=d&source=s_d&saddr=101+Eisele+Rd,+Cheswick,+PA+15024&daddr=3198+E+Madison+St,+Baltimore,+MD+21205&hl=en&geocode=FTY-awIdyVw9-ympDcPpz5M0iDGTGeTLDEMFcA%3BFeysVwIdP5dv-yl3jz8lawTIiTH6f1FXh8_ihw&mra=ls&sll=39.300332,-76.572865&sspn=0.004035,0.009699&g=3198+E+Madison+St,+Baltimore,+Maryland+21205&ie=UTF8&ll=39.232253,-75.311279&spn=3.480153,10.777588&z=7

Player’s Player: Zach “Stiff” Schell, Micheal Paul “Pumpkin” Wilk

B-Side Player’s Player: Brian “Marble Bully” Scanlon

Tries: Zach Schell (2), Nick Koon (1)

Conversions: Nick Koon 2-3

Penalty Goals: NIck Koon 1-2, RJ 0-1

B-Side Score: Quins 5- NOVA 5

 

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