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The Severn River Men's D3 team traveled to Elkridge on Saturday looking to improve their record to 2-0 in their second league match of the Fall season. The men were facing a hungry Baltimore Chesapeake side who were looking to bounce back from last week's lopsided loss. It was a hot and humid one on the turf of Troy Field as both squads struggled to secure the slippery ball throughout the match.
Severn started the scoring off early with a beautiful maul by the pack and a line break by Collin Gotimer, leaving an offload to winger Logan Reece for a try. Erik "Punchy" Dronberger converts to put Severn up 7-0 in the first 5 minutes. BC put on a strong effort on defense causing a few penalties and turnovers while kicking deep for field position, stalling Severn's scoring efforts until the 20th minute. Great defense led to a loose ball scooped up by center Quinn Freeman who broke free and placed the ball for Harry Gotimer to pick and go for the try. BC marched down the field to set up a penalty kick to make it 12-3. After getting yellow carded for a high tackle Severn gave up a man-down try to narrow the lead to 12-10. But that didn't stop the big man Brad McCarty from breaking his dry (try) spell. Role reversal played its part as Logan Reece set a ruck for McCarty to pick and go into the try zone.
Entering the second half up 19-10 Severn put the hammer down and wouldn't let up another score. Zach Lammers found himself in great positioning all day. Rucking, covering kicks, and getting his 3rd try of the season after Punchy made a nice no look pass to start to scoring run. Steve Long came on and instantly made an impact with big hits, tough running, and setting up the scoring for his teammates. Mike Blimmel scored a try after the pack made a great push in the scrum. Eddie Boyer, the weapon that he is, came on and scored two tries to finish the match at 45-10.
Severn River travels to Frederick this Saturday 9/21.
League Leaders Notes:
Most Points: Dronberger (33)
Most Tries: Batubura, Lammers, Boyer (Tied at 3)
Severn River: 45 Baltimore-Chesapeake:10
Eddie Boyer - 2, Logan Reece - 1, Harry Gotimer - 1, Brad McCarty - 1, Zach Lammers - 1, Mike Blimmel - 1
Dronberger - 5/7