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Scranton Gets Key Victory

    

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Scranton Gets Key Victory

Kevin Bronander has been very good at flyhalf for the Norsemen.

The University of Scranton rebounded from a difficult 15-14 loss in the opening weekend of the Mid-Altantic Rugby Conference to down Millersville 33-19 Saturday.

 

It was a key result for a Scranton team that has some big dreams.

 

"We feel we can be in finals of the MARC playoffs," said Scranton Coach Bill Gregory, whose team made the semis in 2016. "And we feel we can advance into postseason."

 

Scranton is a DIII college for varsity sports, but the rugby team plays DII because the team has good athletes and is popular, with over 40 players on the roster. The players are working hard, led by flyhalf Kevin Bronander and lock Liam Queally.

 

"The best part of our game right now is stout defense," said Gregory. "It's something we work on lot in practice."

 

The Norsemen have done very well to make teams work for points once they get inside the Scranton 22. But the defense has also produced scoring opportunities. Gregory said it all comes down to players committing to fitness.

 

This past weekend's game was the 10th annual Pink Game in partnership with Colleges Against Cancer. The game routinely helps raise about $4,000 for the American Cancer Society. With the Norsemen producing on the disease-fighting front, they are also porducing on the field, and with a victory under their belt they are a serious contender in the MARC.