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All Americans Hold Off Cambridge

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All Americans Hold Off Cambridge

The Men's Collegiate All Americans defeated Cambridge University 27-15 Saturday at Brophy Field in Hanover, NH to open their three-match series.

Kingsley McGowan scored an early try to extend a 3-0 lead to 10-0, and then prop Paris Hollis added a try to make it 17-3. After flanker Vili Toluta'u was sin-binned late in the first half, Cambridge stormed back with a try from Jacob Foulton and then one from former All American Nate Brakeley.

That made it 17-15, but back at full strength, the All Americans took control, scoring a try from lock Mike Lawrenson and another from Hollis to finish the game off.

"We spent a lot of time this week working on everyone playing as a team," said All American Head Coach Matt Sherman. "We've had lot of players step up into leadership roles, and I have been really, really happy with the commitment and attitude of the guys. We knew Cambridge would be cohesive, so we needed to be too."

All Americans 27
Tries: McGowan, Hollis 2, Lawrenson
Convs: Kruger 3
Pens: Kruger

Cambridge 15
Tries: Foulton, Brakeley
Convs: Sparkhall
Pens: Conroy