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SIX TEAMS BATTLE IN BOYS RUGBY QUARTERFINALS

Six playoff teams entered Wednesday’s boys rugby quarterfinals but only three advanced. With the top seeded GW Geckos on an opening round BYE the other six teams battled it out at the GW Field in the playoffs opening round.

Six playoff teams entered Wednesday’s boys rugby quarterfinals but only three advanced. With the top seeded GW Geckos on an opening round BYE the other six teams battled it out at the GW Field in the playoffs opening round.

The #2 seeded FD Friars started off the evening taking on the #7 seeded Tiyan Titans. FD opened up strong scoring three two in the first 15 minutes, but a score from Tiyan made things interesting in the first half. FD poured it on in the second half, running the Titan’s out of the playoffs to a 41-5 final.

The #5 seeded JFK Islanders struck first blood against the #3 Okkodo Bulldogs on a penalty kick to go up 3-0 early, but Okkodo quickly answered back with a try from Mcferson Souleian to take the lead 5-3. Rico Nedlic added to it with a try up the middle to go up 10-3. The Bulldogs added scored in the second half from Bart Abuan with Zion Ferrara putting the finishing touches with a score on the last possession of the game. The Bulldogs advance with a 24-3 victory.

The last game of the evening was between the #4 seeded Sanchez Sharks taking on the #6 seeded Southern Dolphins. The Sharks swam through the Dolphin defense blanking them 19-0 with tries from Hansen Ignacio, Brandon Reyes and Sigfrido Sanchez.

The Semifinals are set for Saturday with the Friars taking on the Bulldogs followed by the Geckos vs the Sharks.

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