Jackson Match Report - 2-12-11
Written by Ian McNulty   

Jackson Match Report - 2/12/11

NORFC 95 - Jackson 0

The New Orleans Rugby Football Club's D2 team started their spring 2011 matrix season in winning style today, while the D3 squad made their home debut and inproved their record to 2-0.
In D2 action, the New Orleans team hosted Jackson and took control of the game quickly. Ross "Screech" Bellaci scored the first try about seven minutes in and the tries continued regularly thereafter. There were tries from two different Fitzgeralds (Ryan and Todd), from Sean "Bus" Malek, from Andrew "Quack" Quackenbos and from Screech two more times. Jackson made some threatening runs, but knocks and clutch tackles kept them out of the New Orleans try zone. 
After seven New Orleans tries and six Quack conversions, the halftime score was 47-0. Warm ups for the D3 game began soon into the second half, calling your humble corespondent away. Suffice to say, the second half largely mirrored the first and by the final whistle the score was 95-0. 
The second act of the day's doubleheader featured the New Orleans D3 squad against visiting Tallahassee. With a mix of veterans and developing players, this squad dictated the tempo of the game, keeping the ball in the Tallahassee side of the pitch for most of the game, exploiting the opponent's errors and stopping their attacks with determined defense. The score was a solid 14-5 at the half, and New Orleans stepped up further in the second half to wrap up a 26-5 win. It was the team's second consecutive victory and marks a promising beginning for this new squad. 
A big NORFC thanks to all who helped out or just came out. 
The D2 squad travels to Baton Rouge next Saturday to continue its matrix run while the D3 squad travels to Okaloosa. 

Final Score - New Orleans 95 - Jackson 0

New Orleans RFC
1) Matt Upton; 2) Wes Eustis; 3) Sean Malek; 4) Matt Lytle; 5) Chris Beacher; 6) Rob Hoffman; 7) Ryan Fitzgerald; 8) Paul Bode; 9) Todd Fitzgerald; 10) Ricky DeCastro; 11) David Buckingham; 12) Eric Mackintosh; 13) Jeff Reuther (c); 14) Andrew Quackenbos; 15) Ross Bellaci; 16) Adam Massey 17) Tony Breaux; 18) Chase Donaldson; 19) Jarrett Falcon; 20) Joel Mclain; 21) Alex Philpott; 22) Casey Mackintosh

Tries: Bellaci (3), R. Fitzgerald (3), Phillpott (2), T. Fitzgerald, Malek, Quackenbos, Reuther, Bode, Hoffman, Lytle

Cons: Quackenbos (6 for 7), Falcon (4 for 8)

Final Score - New Orleans B 26 - Tallahassee 5

New Orleans RFC D3
1) Jimmy Courtenay; 2) Kevin Kern (c); 3) Ian McNulty; 4) Jeremy Dolan; 5) Jim Hotard; 6) Mason Briant; 7) Nick Leone; 8) Gary Giepert; 9) Geoff Ormsby; 10) Will Traylor; 11) Brad Guarisco; 12) Pat Shubert; 13) Jeremy Boyce; 14) Seth Stevenson
; 15) Johnny Giepert; 16) Willy Van-der Lagos 17) Timur Alptunaer; 18) Andrew Brenneke; 19) David Hamilton; 20) Kevin Smooch Delaney; 21) Chris Simon; 22) Corey Lesassier; 23) Vincent Smith

Tries: Traylor, Stevenson, Dolan, Boyce

Cons: Shubert (2 for 2), Traylor (1 for 2)

Penalties: Shubert (0 for 1)
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