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BC High Takes NE Jesuit Tournament at Fairfield

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BC High Takes NE Jesuit Tournament at Fairfield

BC High vs Fairfield Prep in the final. Photo @CoolRugbyPhotos.

Boston College High won the Northeast Jesuit Tournament held at Fairfield Prep, beating the hosts in the final.

This was a welcome out-of-state showing for a Massachusetts IAA team, and a successful one. BC High beat McQuaid Jesuit and Fairfield Prep in driving rain in Saturday's shortened pool games. While teams were looking to win the tournament, this was also an opportunity to get game times for as many players as possible. So there were a lot of shuffled lineups— The had a successful weekend at Fairfield Prep, beating McQuaid Jesuit and Fairfield Prep in driving rain on Saturday in shortened matches.

Teams also wanted to shelter players from the cold rain and moved their teams in and out of shelter throughout the day.

Day One
Fairfield Prep 10 McQuaid Jesuit 0
Fordham Prep 14 BC High School II 7
McQuaid Jesuit 0 BC High School 10
Fordham Prep 0 Fairfield Prep 3
Fairfield Prep II 3 BC High School II 0
Fordham Prep 0 McQuaid Jesuit 8
Fairfield Prep 0 BC High School 41
Fairfield Prep II 3 BC High School 15

After the rain on Saturday it cleared up on Sunday, although it was still cold. BC High responded with a good performance and a 48-19 win over Fairfield.

"We played wonderful rugby, attacking with precision and defending as a unit," said Head Coach Pau Carty. Flyhalf Gavin McNicholl orchestrated the attack well, using forwards to win momentum and quick ball and then unleashing an experienced backline. McNicholl also ran on his own and usually found meters when he did.

All of that got them close and then BC High's short-yardage work proved key—prop Mike Smith ended up scoring five tries.

"But it was a true team effort," added Carty Fullback Charlie Thomison and flanker Carlos Henriquez also touched down and McNicholl was effective with kicks from the tee.

"We are extremely grateful to the administration, coaches, and parents at Fairfield Prep," added Carty. "They run a top-notch tournament."

Day Two
Fairfield Prep II 14 BC High School II 0 - Consolation Final
Fordham Prep 17 McQuaid Jesuit 12 - 3rd Place
BC High School 48 Fairfield Prep 19 - Championship