Georgetown Pounds Penn With Second-Half Surge

By Sean P. Flynn Hoya Staff Writer

The Georgetown club rugby team blew out Pennsylvania, 63-32, in a match in Philadelphia on Saturday.

The Hoyas played the Quakers tightly in the first half as the defense weakened to let Penn have a 22-19 lead heading into halftime. But in the second half, Georgetown pulled away by getting strong forward play, maintaining possession of the ball and winning most of the line-outs (like a soccer throw-in). Georgetown outscored Penn 44-10 in the second half.

The Hoyas scored 11 tries (like football touchdowns) on Saturday, including six by junior fullback Jim Goodfellow, two by senior flanker Doug Meisel, one apiece by freshman inside center Kevin Oliavera, senior wing Steve Yang and senior No. 8 Jean-Baptiste Seilleire. Goodfellow also scored three conversions and freshman scrumhalf Greg Bassi added one, also.

Georgetown has Easter weekend off before participating in the Cherry Blossom Festival in Southwest Washington on the weekend of April 9.

 

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