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Brown wins last match at Marvel for seniors 27-15 over Cornell
Brown wins last match at Marvel for seniors 27-15 over Cornell

Brown Seniors Win Last Match at Marvel

Cornell Men (15) at Brown Men (27)
Oct 22 2016 - 1:00pm

PROVIDENCE RI -- It was a muddy day for rugby at Marvel field on the campus of Brown University as @brownrugby defeated @cornellrugby by a score of 27-15.

Brown scored the first fifteen points of the contest as the Brunos scored 2 trys and a penalty. Scumhalf Joey Paolino slid in for the first Brown try. Pete McHugh then notched a difficult kick to make it 7. Paolino then stole a pass and dished to Nkanyiso Nzimande who zoomed past Big Red defenders and into the try zone. Brown took a 15 to nothing lead as Pete McHugh bangs the ball through the uprights after a Cornell penalty.

Cornell drove down the field and found the edge of the try zone scoring in the corner. Cornell's missed conversion from the corner kept the score at 15-5 Brown.

The score remained 15-5 into halftime. The first 40 minutes were played primarily in the midfield in sloppy, muddy conditions. 

Halftime Brown 15 - Cornell 5

Cornell immediately mounted a comeback in the second frame breaking through to score early. With the missed kick Brown remianed in a lead by a slim margin of 15-10.

Brown superstar Nick Hoynes then made a dynamic sidestep and took the ball to the house widening the score to 20-10 in favor of Brown.

Cornell continued to pressure Brown, keeping the game within a single score by scoring yet again. Brown was stil leading by the narrowest of margins 20-15.

Brown Senior John Landers scored the last try of the match in his last home game. The final was 27-15 after McHugh's successful kick.

Final Brown 27 - Cornell 15

Brown Scoring

Try Joey Paolino 5
Conversion Pete McHugh 2, 7-0 Brown
Try Nkanyiso Nzimande 5, 12-0 Brown
Penalty Pete McHugh 3, 15-0 Brown
Try Nick Hoynes 5, 20-10 Brown
Try John Landers 5, 25-15 Brown
Conversion Pete McHugh 2, 27-15 Brown


Cornell Travels to Brown

Coming off a tough loss against a very good team from Harvard, the Big Red is preparing hard this week to take on Brown in their third straight away game. Every week, the team is getting better by improving on different aspects of their game. Cornell feels they are peaking at a good time in the season with the unfortunate record of 1-3.

The roster from last week’s loss against Harvard is mostly unchanged. Additions to the team include Ryan Heavirland back from a brief time off and new to the starting lineup is 6’6” lock, Chris Johanson. The two will join senior standout and captain, Ethan Venosa at hooker to make an impact on the offensive side of the ball. Expect more dynamic action from John Schuler and Spencer Nagel in the forwards and Otto Godwin, Eddie Hogan and Ryo Inkyo in the backs.

Brown Men 1st XV

1.   Kerim Saraoglu
‚Äč2.   John Landers
3.   Henry Richardson
4.   Graham Rotenberg
5.   Francis Rosenberg
6.   Nkanysio Nzimande
7.   Luke Hayhoe
8.   Jae Kim
9.   Joe Paolino

10. Alex Ogilvy
11. Nick Hoynes
12. Peter McHugh
13. Connor McDermott
14. Alan Swierczynski
15. Mike Ball


16. Mike Manning
17. Dakota Fenn
18. Alex Berman
19. Thomas Kim
20. Placid Unegbu
21. Federico Torti
22. Trevor Anesi

Cornell Men 1st XV

1    Ethan Venosa     '17
2    Will Knutson     '17
3    Zach Tretler     '19
4    Matt Raysor     '20
5    Chris Johanson     '20
6    Mike Rothstein     '17
7    Spencer Nagle     '17
8    John Schuler     '17

9    Grant Wenzinger     '17
10    Otto Godwin     '17
11    Nic Jedema     '17
12    Eddie Hogan     '18
13    Dan Capelin     '17
14    Seth Feder     '18
15    Ryo Inkyo     '17


16    Tom Beirne     '20
17    Justin Kozma     '20
18    Ho Yin Cheung     '19
19    Peter Meyer     '20
20    Travis Fristoe     '20
21    Sam Clymer     '20
22    Ritchie Colon-Peri     '19
23    John Carboni     '20

Brown's Rugby pitch is on the campus of Brown University. The site is sometimes referred to as Marvel Field because it is located on the site of the famous Marvel Gymnasium.