The Severn River Women started their spring with a strong win against Philly. In their 53-10 victory, there were plenty of tries to go around. At the 1:45 mark, Mikey Williams took a perfect diagonal run with a quick pop from Tina Schafer for the easy score. The forwards continued to shine with a strong assist from Farrah Douglas that ended in a Kate Todorovich try. Mikey added another try to her tally and the backs took over from there. Madam President, Aly Jost McCarty, had three tries on the day despite being sicker than sick this past week and Tiffany Paul, Casey Hartzell, and Tina all added tries before the day was done. Most impressively, Farrah at prop was involved in a number of the tries and showcased her hard work in the off season. Masha Romanchak has returned to Severn River after graduating from Towson this fall. Her four conversions are a sign of excellent things to come. Rookie Lisa Berta found herself learning defense under the gun and prevented at least two breakaway runs on the outside. Overall, the women showcased their work in the off season and recognized the work they still have left ahead of them. It’s going to be a great spring. Forward of the Match: Kate ‘Todo’ Todorovich Back of the Match: Masha Romanchak
Coming off a frustrating loss against Washington Irish, the Severn River Men were looking to rebound with a solid showing against Baltimore Chesapeake. Severn benefited from an early yellow card by BC, and fullback Colin Gotimer was able to find the try zone while the boys were playing a man up. BC had several attempts to kick for points in the first half, but was unable to find the space between the uprights. Outside center, John Sage, topped off the first half with a bruising run, leading Severn River into the break at 14-0. The men came out swinging in the 2nd half, with a quick try 3 minutes in from fly half Erik “Punchy” Dronberger. Severn River forwards demonstrated utter dominance in set pieces by driving BC’s scrums backwards as if on skates and mauling out of line-outs for gains. Flanker Aldo Batubara, inside center Quinn Freeman, and scrum half Adam Dondero all jumped in on the scoring with a try each. Severn River finished the half with 1 more try from 8-man Mike Blimmel and an impressive defensive stand on their own 5 meter line to seal the 47-3 victory. Post match laurels were awarded to Forward of the Match Mike Blimmel and Back of the Match Erik “Punchy” Dronberger, who also slotted 6 of 7 conversions.
The Severn River Killer B’s faced off against Delmarva. While they ultimately fell 51-14, they were able to get newer guys plenty of playing time and will be able to use this experience to improve in the future. Back of the Match and Forward of the match were awarded to Joe Asselin and Joe Milluzzo, respectively.
On Sunday, a group of Old Boys headed to the Edgewater American Legion for the Annual Poltroon’s 10s Tournament. Claiming the best social of the season, the ‘Old Salts’ put in their work both during and after the matches and proved yet again that no one really quits playing rugby. While the rest of us were sleeping off our hangovers, these gentlemen were getting it done on the pitch. A huge thank you to Scuba and Zach for putting this together.