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Gamebreakers Men DI College This Week

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Gamebreakers Men DI College This Week

Dylan Craven in action for Tennessee against Florida. Ann Leatherwood photo.

It was a wild and varied rugby weekend in Men's DI competition - here are some players who made an impact during the games.

Nick Feakes 

The Lindenwood flyhalf scored 21 points for Lindenwood St. Charles as they beat their rivals Lindenwood Belleville Saturday.

 

Frazer Baron

The Florida State flyhalf kicked four penalty goals and a conversion in a critical 19-18 victory over Central Florida.

 

Mason Hubbard

The Middle Tennessee State flanker was dominant in the lineouts in his team's shutout win over Georgia Tech, winning his team's throw-ins and stealing as much as half of the opposition ball.

 

Fred Barry

With longtime lock Travis Katona injured, freshman Barry stepped in to start in the second row for Indiana in the Big Ten conference final against Ohio State. Barry not only held his own as a freshman, but was a physical presence in tight against a tough Ohio State team, and helped IU to their second-straight Big Ten title.

 

Ryan Gurolla

The New England College captain and hooker led from the front at NEC beat Stony Brook 27-22 in the ECRC-Empire challenge matches. An excellent defender, Gurolla is also the emotional glue of the team and kept them on-task in a tough game.

 

Oliver Doughterty

The NCRC 15s season started with an early clash between Western Washington and Washington State, and local product scored three tries for the Vikins as they charged to a 59-12 victory.

 

Manny Soto

Soto led an impressive forward effort for Oklahoma as the Sooners put in their best performance of the season so far and shut out Baylor 37-0.

 

Zack Grasso

The UMass hooker capped off his final fall season with the Minutemen with a powerful performance against Fordham Saturday. Grasso has been a valuable part of the team for years, but struggled to nail down a starting spot until this season. He has played virtually every minute of every game all fall and has been the defensive leader every single game.

 

Dylan Craven

The Tennessee flanker scored a try and was stellar defensively as Tennessee defeated Florida in the SCRC semifinals. The Volunteers corralled the Gator offense for most of the game, and the Father Ryan HS product was a key part of that.

 

Russell Webb

Webb led Cal to a PAC Rugby Conference 7s victory, scoring 71 points in the five games with seven tries and 18 conversions.

 

Brett Walsh

Alabama’s Super-Sub, Walsh came in during the second-half SCRC semifinal against Kentucky, scored two tries, and changed the momentum of a game that was slipping away for the Tide. Alabama ended up winning 34-33.

 

Duncan Wood and Danny Schatzman

The Boston College backs led the Eagles in scoring by a wide margin, and once again led the way Saturday as BC beat Syracuse 57-27. In eight games for BC - seven wins and a tie - Schatzman scored 19 tries, while Wood scored 15 and kicked for a further 114 points for a total of 189, or 26 per game. Against Syracuse, Wood tallied 22, and Schatzman added two tries.