2016 Bowl Series: AIC 26 v Iona College 7

Saturday November 19, 2016 - 10:00 AM

The first match of the @UBowlSeries featured Iona College, the host school, versus three-time D1AA ECRC Champion American International College. Iona put it to the champions in the first half taking a 7-5 lead into the turn. In the end it was the Yellow Jackets by a margin of 26-7.

Iona earned the early first half lead against AIC. The Gaels went into the locker room protecting a 7-5 lead thanks to a try by All-Conference center Mike Scarcella that was successfully converted by freshman Santi Mascolo.

The 21 unanswered second half points by AIC were hard earned. An unconverted try put AIC ahead by five points with just ten minutes left to play, but late tries were awarded to the Yellow Jackets down the stretch and allowed them to celebrate a 26-7 victory. The Gauls proved a worthy opponent and the match was a great start to the matches at the 2016 Bowl Series. 

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Minute by Minute

81 min:
Match Highlight
Iona College
Iona College MVPs. MVP performance jerseys provided by Boathouse Sports.
81 min:
Match Highlight
American International College
URugby MVPs from AIC include Kurtis Werner, Matty Jones, and Blake Gurgul. the MVP performance jerseys were provided by Boathouse Sports.
80 min:
Match Highlight
Final Score: Iona (7) v AIC (26)
79 min:
Conversion
American International College
Final conversion by AICis good by AIC scrumhalf #9.
79 min:
Try
American International College
Winger #11 Christian Adams scores a try in the last seconds of the match.
73 min:
Conversion
American International College
Good conversion from AIC' Kurt Werner to make it 21-7 with just seven minutes to play.
73 min:
Try
American International College
Amazing try by AIC's Matty Jones pushed and wriggled his way to make it 19-7.
48 min:
Conversion
American International College
AIC's Kurt Werner converts his own try and extends the lead to 12-7.
48 min:
Try
American International College
Kurt Werner scores the first try of the second half for AIC. Iona takes a 10-7 lead.
40 min:
Match Highlight
Halftime score: Iona 7 v AIC 5. Great start to the Bowl Series.
38 min:
Match Highlight
Iona College
Freshman Center Santi Mascolo skies to win the lineout for Iona as AIC looked to thwart the throw in.
33 min:
Conversion
Iona College
Iona freshman Santi Mascolo successfully converts All Rugby East Conference center Mike Scarcella's try. Iona takes a 7-5 lead.
32 min:
Try
Iona College
Mike Scarcella for Iona's first try. A statement by the Gaels.
18 min:
Try
American International College
Jihad Khabi scores first try of the game for AIC.
3 min:
Match Highlight
American International College
An early break by Jihad Khabi of American International College.
0 min:
In the first match of the Bowl Series we see ECRC Champion American International College face off against home team Iona College of Rugby East.
November 19, 2016 - 10:00AM @ Mazzella Field, Iona College
VS

Iona is back at the Bowl Series for the third straight year in a big way as they host the entire 2016 Bowl Series and kickoff the series by hosting ECRC power American International College. Iona has improved each year since moving into the top D1A Rugby East Conference. This match will be a true test for the Gaels as they try to prove legitimacy in the top division. The challenge for AIC is playing up against a very talented D1A opponent.

2016 Bowl Series 

Nov 19-20 Mazzella Field, New Rochelle NY

Mazzella Field, Iona College