Quartet of Games Determine Atlantic North Champions

After a postseason that has had many twists and turns in it, the Atlantic North was able to let the dust settle this weekend and determine their champions. 

Women's Division I:
It was a decisive victory for the women from Boston Rugby over their opponents, the Albany Knicks. Boston took the game by the scruff of the neck from the first whistle. Boston scored four tries in the first half alone, at the end of the first half it was Boston leading 22-5. The second half started in a similar fashion to the first with Boston tacking on an additional ten unanswered points on the board. Some ill-discipline from Boston allowed the Knicks to respond and bring the chasm down to 20 points.  A late try to Boston blew the lead out to 39-12, where it stayed. Boston will now take on Detroit Rugby in the National Quarterfinal. 

Men's Division II:
Morris Rugby took on Newport for the chance to represent the Atlantic North in the National Quarterfinals. It was a tug-of-war in the first half with five lead changes in total. Going into the break it was Morris who was ahead via a 29-19 scoreline. The second half was an entirely different story Morris turned in a dominating forty minute performance, scoring twenty-nine unanswered points before Newport was able to squeak in a try at the death to avoid the second half shutout. Morris advances to the quarters on the back of a dominant second half performance, winning, 58-26. Morris will now take on the Detroit Tradesmen. 

Women's Division II: 
For the women's division II encounter, it was not as tightly contested, as providence blew Hartford out of the water 46-7. Hartford was actually in the lead early on scoring in the twelfth minute to push ahead of Providence, 7-5. However it was all one way traffic from there on out as Providence ran in 41 unanswered points to book their spot in the quarterfinals against, the Cincinnati Kelts. 

Men's Division III:
The men from Long Island continue to dominate their opposition this post season after putting together a impressive showing against Boston Maccabi. Most of the damage was done in the first half as Long Island piled on an impressive 31 points against their opponents in the first forty minutes. Boston made an attempt at getting back into the game in the second half scoring fourteen unanswered points, but it was too little too late, and Long Island was too strong responding and quashing any hopes that Boston had of a come back. Long Island won 52-27. They will now play Fort Wayne in two weeks time to try and continue their domination.