Battleship/Okaloosa Match Reports - 3-26-11
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Battleship Match Report - 3/26/11

NORFC 84 - Battleship 7

Rugby Magazine recently called the New Orleans Rugby Football Club (NORFC) “absolutely dominant” in its division, and today the team demonstrated why it has earned such high praise with victories for both its D2 and D3 squads.

In D2 action, the NORFC hosted Mobile for the final match of the regular season. The two teams last met one month ago when New Orleans traveled to Mobile and shut out the home team 67-0. Today, playing at home and with its undefeated streak in the Deep South on the line, NORFC sealed the deal with a win of 84-7.

The victory gives New Orleans a 6-0 regular season record this year, and it brings the team's regular matrix season record to 25-1-1 over the past four years. The playoffs await.

Meanwhile, the NORFC’s D3 squad hosted Okaloosa, the team that handed New Orleans its one loss thus far in its inaugural season. This time, however, New Orleans prevailed with a 36-7 win at home.  Jeff Ahlemeyer led the way with superb goal kicking, and a strong New Orleans defense stymied the attack of the larger Okaloosa squad.

The crucial victory brings the D3 team’s record to 6-1 with one game remaining for the regular season. The squad travels to Panama City on April 9.  Any result other a forfeit would make New Orleans the D3 Pool G champions.

Final Score - New Orleans 84 - Battleship 7

New Orleans Gold
1) Matt Upton; 2) Wes Eustis; 3) Mason Briant; 4) Matt Lytle; 5) Ben Benvenutti ; 6) Paul Bode; 7) Ryan Fitzgerald; 8)
Chris Beacher; 9) Joel Mclain (c); 10) Todd Fitzgerald; 11) Nick Raziano; 12) Eric Mackintosh; 13) Ricky DeCastro; 14) Andrew Quackenbos; 15) David Buckingham; 16) Gary Giepert; 17) Ryan Lowe; 18) Chase Donaldson; 19) Rob Hoffman; 20) Trip McCormick; 21) Brad Guarisco;

Tries (13): Ryan Fitzgerald (3), Decastro (2), Raziano (2), Quackenbos (2), Beacher, Buckingham, Bode, Guarisco

Cons: Quackenbos (8 for 13)

Pens: Quackenbos (1 for 1)

Final Score - New Orleans B 36 - Okaloosa 7

New Orleans Green
1) Adam Massey; 2) Tony Breaux; 3) Tim Falcon; 4) David Sage; 5) Jim Hotard; 6) Corey Lesassier; 7) Timur Alptunaer; 8) Seth Magden; 9) Casey Mackintosh; 10) Will Traylor (c); 11) Jeremy Boyce; 12) Geoff Ormsby; 13) Jeff Ahlemeyer; 14) Mike Freeman; 15) Blake Hosli; 16) Mike Gibbs; 17) Dmitry Pritykin; 18) Brian Carter; 19) Carter O'Brien; 20) Saade Bou-Mikael; 21) Jeremy Dolan; 22) Johnathan Giepert; 23) Chris Simon

Tries (4): C. Mackintosh, Boyce, Ahlemeyer, Simon

Cons: Ahlemeyer (2 for 4)

Ahlemeyer (4 for 5)

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