Brown v. Babson College

Saturday, September 10, 2016
Harrington Rugby Field
Babson College
Needham, Massachusetts
3:00 P.M.                    

Brown Men's Rugby First XV overwhelmed the Babson College Beavers 57-7 in a 60 minute preseason match.

Brown gave up an early Babson converted try and then slowly took control of the match, missing several early scoring opportunities with careless handling miscues until Brown hooker John Landers'17 scored Brown's only first half try at the 15 minute mark with fullback Peter McHugh'17 converting the try and adding two penalty kicks later in the half for a 13-7 halftime lead.

The second half saw Brown completely dominate Babson as Brown scored 8 unanswered tries. Only two of the second half tries were converted, one by McHugh and one by center Alexander Ogilvy'20.

This match provided a great opportunity to give the entire squad some match time. The team was enhanced this week by at least 10 players just arriving back to Brown from summer commitments. With over 30 players now actively training, the next goal is to recruit a good freshman class to provide some energy and depth to the squad.

Referee:    Matt Freund

Brown Squad
1.        Kerim Saraoglu'20
2.        John Landers’17
3.        Hank Richardson '17
4.        Francis Rosenberg'18
5.        Dakota Fenn’19
6.        Graham Rotenberg’17, replaced in the second half by Luke Hayhoe’18
7.        Nzimande Nkanyiso’20
8.        Jae Kim’20
9.        Joe Paolino'17
10.      Thomas Kim'18, replaced in the second half by Alexander Ogilvy’20
11.      Placid Unegbu’17
12.      Connor McDermott’18
13.      Alexander Ogilvy’20, replaced in the second half by Trevor Anesi’18
14.      Nick Hoynes'19
15.      Pete McHugh'17

Reserves:¬† Mike Manning’17, Luke Hayhoe’18, Trevor Anesi’18, Mike Ball’19, Alan Swierczynski’18



Second XV Wins

Brown's Second XV also dominated Babson with a 36-0 victory in a shortened 50 minute match.  Brown scored 4 first half tries by Alex Berman'19, Jake Rosenfeld'16, Mike Ball'19, and Henry Miller'19 with Liam Campbell'17 converting 3 tries for a 26-0 first half lead.

Brown substituted freely in the second half with many new players getting their first taste of rugby. Unconverted tries by Federico Torti'18 and Mike Manning'17 added 10 second half points to the Brown total.

Brown Squad

  1. Graham Rotenberg’17
  2. Mike Manning’17
  3. Tyler Johnson’19
  4. Jake Rosenfeld’16
  5. Luke Hayhoe’18
  6. Devyn Collado-Nichol’20
  7. Eric Nguyen’16, replaced in the second half by Jesse Atlas’19
  8. Alexander Berman’19
  9. Trevor Anesi’18, replace in the second half by Thomas Kim’18
  10. Mike Ball’19, replaced in the second half by Federico Torti
  11. Alan Swierczynski’18, replaced in the second half by Kevin Lim’20
  12. Zachary Fredman’18, replaced in the second half by Liam Campbell’17
  13. Henry Miller’19, replaced in the second half by Oliver Herman’19
  14. Liam Campbell’17, replaced in the second half by Oliver Herman’19
  15. Federico Torti’18, replaced in the second half by Henry Miller
Brown has an open date on Saturday, September 17th and then kicks off its Ivy Conference Schedule at home on September 24th against Harvard. Match times will be sent out when confirmed.