Quins Win Mad Anthony’s Tournament

The Quins made their last road trip of the season to Edinboro University to take part in the 15th Annual Mad Anthony’s Tournament hosted by the Erie Rugby Club. The Quins drew a tough first round opponent in the Pittsburgh Rugby Club; a matchup that most would agree was between the tournaments top two teams. It was a hard fought match that was marred by some questionable officiating. Dave Banta’s second half try converted by Nick Koon gave the Quins a much deserved lead. City fought back and scored a late try to come within two, but a missed conversion proved to be the difference with the Quins pulling away with a 7-5 victory.

Next up for the Quins were the hosts Erie. This match saw the Quins debut of a former Erie player, Phil Gallagher, who started at prop. The match was fairly one sided, with the Quins dominating possession and playing solid defense. Ethan Hurley, of the University of Pittsburgh, opened the scoring and the Quins never looked back, cruising to a 21-7 victory.

In the final the Quins would meet Akron, who were coming off a semifinal victory over the South Pittsburgh Hooligans. The Quins used some chicanery in the lineout early in the first half, with Koon scoring two easy tries running off the fringe of a maul. The Quins kept the pressure on and showed some slick ball handling and impressive support play when Zach Schell finished off a great team try. Schell would score once more, and Chuck Mohan touching down late to give the Quins a 29-7 victory.

Quick Summary

Quins 7-5 Pitt City

Squad: 1. Anthony Ciotti 2. Nick Long 3. Brian Donnelly 4. Ryan Logue 5. Daniel Hudock 6. Chuck Mohan 7. Geoff Jordan 8. Dave Banta 9. Jon Casile 10. Mike Wilk 11. Pat Russell 12. Nick Koon 13. Zach Schell 14. Ethan Hurley 15. Tom Williams

Tries: Banta Conversions: Koon
3 points-Banta 2-Jordan 1-Long

Quins 21-7 Erie

Squad: 1.Phil Gallagher (Ciotti) 2. Long 3. Matt Kozar (Donnelly) 4. Logue (Nate Flood) 5. Hudock 6. Mohan 7. Jordan 8. Banta 9. Casile 10. Wilk 11. Russell 12. Koon 13. Schell 14. Hurley 15. Williams

Tries: Hurley, Koon (2) Conversions: Russell (3)
3 points-Schell 2-Wilk 1-Casile

Final

Quins 29-7 Akron

Squad: 1. Gallagher (Ciotti) 2. Long 3. Kozar (Donnelly) 4. Flood 5. Hudock 6. Mohan 7. Jordan 8. Banta 9. Casile 10. Wilk 11. Russell 12. Koon 13. Schell 14. Hurley 15. Williams

Tries: Koon (2) Schell (2) Mohan Conversions: Russell (2)
3 points-Hudock 2-Russell 1-Hurley
Player’s Player-Hudock

The Quins play their first home matches of the season this Saturday, with a four-way event with South Pitt, Akron, and Erie, the first match beginning at 11:30.

 

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