2014 ACRC Bowl Series: AIC vs Bowling Green
A determined AIC pulled out a dramatic win against a hard-charging Bowling Green side at the ACRC Bowl Series in Charlotte. In a game up for grabs almost until the final whistle, the Yellow Jackets prevailed against the Falcons 46-40.
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A comfortable 24-0 lead for AIC evaporated in the second half as the men of Bowling Green fought their way to a one-run deficit at 41-40 with under 6 minutes to play. Bowling Green wing Steve Fritsch scored what turned out to be the Falcons' final try, with a conversion by Mike Powell. Gavan D'Amore-Morrison answered with a try for AIC with less than two minutes left, sealing the deal for the Yellow Jackets. Bowling Green would take the ball downfield one last time but prove unable to score in the final seconds of the game.
American International College Yellow Jackets Lineup
Skyler Adams - Prop
James Everhart - Front Row
Coach: Josh Macy
Bowling Green Falcons Lineup
Corey Bohach - Prop
Coach: Tony Mazzarella
Head Referee - Tevis Vandergriff
AIC comes off a 6-0 fall in the East Coast Rugby Conference, good enough for their first conference title. Bowling Green comes into Charlotte champions of the Mid American Conference, defeating Western Michigan on Nov. 9 to claim the crown.
With momentum and a battle-hardened approach forged in tough conference play, these two teams should make for an excellent matchup at the Bowl Series. Both programs enjoy excellent support from their respective universities; expect two well-conditioned squads with plenty of depth to take the field Saturday at 11:15 at the Rugby Athletic Center.