Friday, May 8, 2015

Canton Comes Up Short Ahead of DIV Semis

The Canton Maddogs hosted the Detroit Tradesmen on May 2 to determine seeding in their pursuit of Midwest DIV glory. Canton held tough for the majority of the match but came up short of achieving victory, losing 27-19.

"We played stout defense for most of the game," said Canton Head Coach Dan Sturtz. "We just had a few lapses and Detroit was able to capitalize and build a lead that we could not overcome. We played 'til the final whistle, and gave our best effort for the full 80 minutes. It was not a victory for us, but we can keep building on our successes and take momentum into the Final Four next weekend in Chicago."

"We did not play our best rugby today," Maddogs Captain Kris Carroll said. "We showed that we could move the ball and score points at times. We showed that we can play rugby with any team in this division. We made our tackles, we supported, we moved the ball. We just let let our defensive guard down a few more times than Detroit did. We have two weeks to practice and get better and be ready to play on May 16 in Chicago."

Try scorers for the Maddogs were Scott Hills, Ian Kell and Tim Donnelly. John McMullen successfully put over a pair of conversion kicks.

Canton will travel to the Chicago Blaze Rugby's facilities in Lemont, IL on May 16 for a 10:00am semifinal match-up. If the Maddogs are successful, they will play in the DIV finals later that day at 5:00pm. If not, the consolation match will take place at 4:00pm.

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