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Rocky Gorge RFC
Pittsburgh Harlequins
C Kunkel, D Meehan, J Capobianco, J Bell
Tries
Unknown, Unknown, Unknown, Unknown
B Cima (2), M Cima (2)
Conversions
Unknown, Unknown, Unknown
M Cima
Penalties
Unknown
Sat 25 Mar 13:00 - League Full time

Rocky Gorge Pulls Off Last Minute Victory Over Pittsburgh

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In its first match of the spring, Rocky Gorge engaged in an intense battle with the Pittsburgh Harlequins. In a back and forth tight match, Gorge pulled off a last minute victory, 31-29, to stay undefeated in the Mid-Atlantic.

As posted in Rugby Today. http://www.rugbytoday.com/clubs/nyac-rocky-gorge-potomac-schuylkill-win-east

The showdown between undefeated Rocky Gorge and two-seed Pittsburgh did not disappoint. The back and forth match went down to the final whistle with a try saving tackle from Gorge thwarting the Harlequins’ chance at the road victory.

With a minute left to play, Gorge scored to take the lead 31-29 with a try from John-Eric Bell and conversion by Matias Cima. Pittsburgh recovered the kickoff and looked like it might seal its second “at the death” win in as many weeks. The Pittsburgh wing appeared to have some daylight but got knocked out of bounds right at the goal line to seal the 31-29 Gorge win.

Pittsburgh at Rocky Gorge Di
65 photos

“Our defense was a little bit slow today. It’s very uncharacteristic of us to be so loose in our tackling,” said Rocky Gorge captain and recently capped Eagle Ben Cima. “I think if we keep working throughout the season, we’ll progress. It was great to see the guys pull it out at the end. We really saw the heart of the team, and how badly we want to win.”

If these teams meet in the playoffs, Saturday was an indication that it will be a great match of Mid-Atlantic rugby. “I just thought it was a good rugby game, back and forth, tit for tat,” said Pittsburgh captain Luke Titus. “We’ve got the video, we’ll break it down, see what we need to work on, and build upon what we need to build upon.”

Center Chris Kunkel, flanker Dustin Meehan, and wing John Capobianco scored the other three tries for Gorge, with Ben Cima going 3/3 on conversions and the elder Cima adding a penalty kick.

Key moments

7:00
Conversion Ben Cima kicks a conversion for Rocky Gorge RFC
7:00
Try Chris Kunkel scores for Rocky Gorge RFC
15:00
Try Try for Pittsburgh Harlequins
15:00
Conversion Conversion for Pittsburgh Harlequins
25:00
Try Dustin Meehan scores for Rocky Gorge RFC
25:00
Conversion Ben Cima kicks a conversion for Rocky Gorge RFC
44:00
Try Try for Pittsburgh Harlequins
60:00
Try John Capobianco scores for Rocky Gorge RFC
60:00
Conversion Matias Cima kicks a conversion for Rocky Gorge RFC
63:00
Try Try for Pittsburgh Harlequins
63:00
Conversion Conversion for Pittsburgh Harlequins
68:00
Penalty Penalty kicked for Pittsburgh Harlequins
74:00
Penalty Matias Cima kicks a penalty for Rocky Gorge RFC
77:00
Try Try for Pittsburgh Harlequins
77:00
Conversion Conversion for Pittsburgh Harlequins
79:00
Try John-Eric Bell scores for Rocky Gorge RFC
79:00
Conversion Matias Cima kicks a conversion for Rocky Gorge RFC

Videos and photos

Pittsburgh at Rocky Gorge Di
65 photos

Highlights

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79:00 Conversion 31 - 29
Matias Cima kicks a conversion for Rocky Gorge RFC
79:00 Try 29 - 29
John-Eric Bell scores for Rocky Gorge RFC
77:00 Conversion 24 - 29
Conversion for Pittsburgh Harlequins
77:00 Try 24 - 27
Try for Pittsburgh Harlequins
75:00 Sub Off
Eugene Becton is substituted off for Rocky Gorge RFC
75:00 Sub On
Erik Carlson is substituted on for Rocky Gorge RFC
75:00 Sub Off
Eoghan Doherty is substituted off for Rocky Gorge RFC
75:00 Sub On
Zach Gerber is substituted on for Rocky Gorge RFC
74:00 Penalty 24 - 22
Matias Cima kicks a penalty for Rocky Gorge RFC
68:00 Penalty 21 - 22
Penalty kicked for Pittsburgh Harlequins
63:00 Conversion 21 - 19
Conversion for Pittsburgh Harlequins
63:00 Try 21 - 17
Try for Pittsburgh Harlequins
60:00 Try 21 - 12
John Capobianco scores for Rocky Gorge RFC
60:00 Conversion 16 - 12
Matias Cima kicks a conversion for Rocky Gorge RFC
57:00 Sub On
Matt Burns is substituted on for Rocky Gorge RFC
57:00 Sub Off
James Rehak is substituted off for Rocky Gorge RFC
50:00 Sub Off
Dustin Meehan is substituted off for Rocky Gorge RFC
50:00 Sub On
Philip Perrault is substituted on for Rocky Gorge RFC
44:00 Try 14 - 12
Try for Pittsburgh Harlequins
End of period 1
30:00 Sub On
John Capobianco is substituted on for Rocky Gorge RFC
30:00 Sub Off
Ben Cima is substituted off for Rocky Gorge RFC
27:00 Sub Off
Tonato Ayigah is substituted off for Rocky Gorge RFC
27:00 Sub On
Bryan Perez is substituted on for Rocky Gorge RFC
25:00 Conversion 9 - 7
Ben Cima kicks a conversion for Rocky Gorge RFC
25:00 Try 14 - 7
Dustin Meehan scores for Rocky Gorge RFC
15:00 Try 7 - 5
Try for Pittsburgh Harlequins
15:00 Conversion 7 - 7
Conversion for Pittsburgh Harlequins
12:00 Sub Off
Brady Smith is substituted off for Rocky Gorge RFC
12:00 Sub On
John-Eric Bell is substituted on for Rocky Gorge RFC
7:00 Try 5 - 0
Chris Kunkel scores for Rocky Gorge RFC
7:00 Conversion 7 - 0
Ben Cima kicks a conversion for Rocky Gorge RFC
Start of the game
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As it happened

  • Rocky Gorge RFC
  • Pittsburgh Harlequins
  • 0
  • Chris Kunkel Try 7:00'
  • Ben Cima Conversion 7:00'
  • Brady Smith Sub Off 12:00'
  • John-Eric Bell Sub On 12:00'
  • Try 15:00'
  • Conversion 15:00'
  • Dustin Meehan Try 25:00'
  • Ben Cima Conversion 25:00'
  • Tonato Ayigah Sub Off 27:00'
  • Bryan Perez Sub On 27:00'
  • Ben Cima Sub Off 30:00'
  • John Capobianco Sub On 30:00'
  • Try 44:00'
  • Dustin Meehan Sub Off 50:00'
  • Philip Perrault Sub On 50:00'
  • James Rehak Sub Off 57:00'
  • Matt Burns Sub On 57:00'
  • John Capobianco Try 60:00'
  • Matias Cima Conversion 60:00'
  • Conversion 63:00'
  • Try 63:00'
  • Penalty 68:00'
  • Matias Cima Penalty 74:00'
  • Eoghan Doherty Sub Off 75:00'
  • Erik Carlson Sub On 75:00'
  • Zach Gerber Sub On 75:00'
  • Eugene Becton Sub Off 75:00'
  • Try 77:00'
  • Conversion 77:00'
  • Matias Cima Conversion 79:00'
  • John-Eric Bell Try 79:00'

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Becton, Eugene Becton, Eugene
Reese, Ethan Reese, Ethan
Cima, Matias Cima, Matias
Kunkel, Chris Kunkel, Chris
Doherty, Eoghan Doherty, Eoghan
Cima, Ben Cima, Ben
Sylor, Nick Sylor, Nick
Smith, Brady Smith, Brady
Wheeler, Scott Wheeler, Scott
Meehan, Dustin Meehan, Dustin
Rehak, James Rehak, James
Jackson Jr., Kevin Jackson Jr., Kevin
Ayigah, Tonato Ayigah, Tonato
Carroll, Matthew Carroll, Matthew
Anderson, Erik Anderson, Erik

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