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This Saturday’s match-up between The MCRC and Southern Connecticut has been moved to AIC who have graciously offered the use of their facilities.

The address is 125 Cortland Street, Springfield, MA and kick-off will be at 2 or 2:30pm.

Stay tuned for further updates and we hope to see you there as the Boys in Blue look to win the team’s first ever D-IAA Conference Championship!

Due to heavy rainfall over the past few weeks the Middlebury pitch is unplayable. This Saturday’s matches against the University of Albany will be held in Burlington at the Tree Farm.

Both A & B matches will kick-off at 10:15am.

Click here for directions: http://www.treefarmsports.com/

This Saturday, October 6, Middlebury will compete in the ECRC 7s tournament at Amesbury Sports Park, 12 South Hunt Rd., Amesbury, MA. Please come out and support the boys in blue. Click here for directions.

Middlebury will be in Pool B with Southern Connecticut, Albany and AIC. Pool A will consist of Defending Champs BC, Northeastern and UMass-Amherst, and UConn. 4 points for a win, 2 points for a tie, 0 for a loss. The winners and runners-up of each pool will advance to the semi-finals and the winners of those games will meet in the final. The winner of this tournament will advance to the USA Rugby Collegiate 7s National Championship.

Schedule

10 AM: MCRC vs. Albany 

12 PM: MCRC vs. Southern CT
1:20 PM: MCRC vs. AIC
3:20 PM:Semi-Final #1

3:40 PM: Semi-Final #2

4:20 PM: FINAL

This Saturday, November 5, Middlebury will compete in the ECRC 7s tournament at Amesbury Sports Park, 12 South Hunt Rd., Amesbury, MA. Please come out and support the boys in blue. Click here for directions.

Middlebury will be in Pool A with Southern Connecticut, Northeastern A and UConn. Pool B will consist of UAlbany, BC, Northeastern B and UMass-Amherst. 4 points for a win, 2 points for a tie, 0 for a loss. The winners and runners-up of each pool will advance to the semi-finals and the winners of those games will meet in the final. The winner of this tournament will advance to the first ever USA Rugby Collegiate 7s National Championship.

The MCRC Team:  Laird “Gojira” Silsby ’15, John “Scooter” Hawley ’14, Sam “Fireman” Murray ’13, Devin “The Firm” Risinger ’14, Sebastian “Anglo” Damberg-Ott ’12.5, Madison “Madman” Stebbins ’14.5, Don “Shoes” Song ’13, Jack “on Jacks on Jacks” Maher ’12, Adam “The Boot” Schreiber ’14, Alec “Heavyweight” Mackenzie ’15, Sander “Hotstepper” Mora ’15, Emile Landers “Sanders” Carnal ’12

Schedule

10 AM: MCRC vs. Southern Conn
11 AM: MCRC vs. Northeastern
12:40 PM: MCRC vs. UConn
2:40 PM: Pool A winner vs. Pool B runner-up
3 PM: Pool B winner vs. Pool A runner-up
3:40 PM: FINAL

Middlebury takes on Salisbury in the DII National Championship semi-final at Founders Field in Pittsburgh, PA. These two teams met in the corresponding fixture in 2007 in Sanford, FL. Middlebury, eventual national champions, beat Salisbury in that game 49 – 14. Four years on and anyone who played in that game has now moved on.

All of the DII men’s and women’s semi-final and final games will be streamed online at http://www.ustream.tv/usarugby.

Kick-off for the Middlebury semi-final is at 3:15 PM.

Tomorrow The MCRC gets on a plane to sunny Florida to take on St. Joe’s in the National Championship Round of 16. The game is at 2 PM this Saturday, April 16 at the Austin Tindall Regional Park (click here for directions.) Game is on Field 6. This is the first meeting between these two teams.

Saturday’s winner will go on to the Sunday quarterfinal game where they will meet the winner of the Bentley vs. University of Southern Florida game (1 PM kick-off at the same venue.)

Middlebury takes on Yale in their final warm-up game of the spring. 1 PM kick-off for the 1st team, 3 PM kick-off for the 2nd team. Last year the Bulldogs got the better of the Blue in what has become an annual event.

Directions to the field: http://www.yale.edu/rugby/newSite/field.shtml

Our sincere apologies for this very late notice but we have had to change the venue and time of our game against Northeastern to 5 PM on Madison Park in Boston, MA.

Click here for directions

Div II New England Champions Middlebury take on Div I New England Champions team Northeastern in their second warm up game.

First round of the Div II Men’s National Championship playoffs will be on April 16 (sweet 16) and April 17 (quarterfinal) in 2011. The semis and final will happen over the April 30 – May 1, 2011 weekend. The venues were just announced – back in Florida for the first rounds; a new location in Pittsburgh for the semis and finals:

April 16-17: Sweet 16 & Quarterfinals – Seminole Soccer Complex Sanford, FL

April 30-May 1: Semi-finals and finals – Founders Field Pittsburgh, PA

For more information on the Championship venues for all divisions check out the rugbymag article:

Due to heavy rain over the past week drenching the Middlebury field the game against St. Mike’s has been rescheduled for 10 AM at St. Mike’s. We apologize for the inconvenience of this late notice.

St. Michael’s College is less than an hour north of Middlebury, please click here for directions: 

http://www.smcrugby.com/directions

We hope some of you will still be able to support The MCRC as they look to continue their unbeaten run.

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