Almost a month after Georgetown Prep and Gonzaga battled to a 26-26 tie, the two teams almost ended this week's game deadlocked once more.
In the end, Gonzaga capitalized over Georgetown Prep's penalty problems and inability to secure their own lineout to win in dramatic fashion 18-13.
Games in Rugby Maryland and Rugby Virginia are on the schedule, finally.
After a couple of weeks of preseason games (Rugby Maryland Comes Back), Maryland's league season begins this Saturday.
After falling to Gonzaga a week earlier in a close match, 26-11, Georgetown Prep faced Our Lady of Good Counsel in the MAVRC conference semis for the fourth year in a row.
These two teams have played it close over the last few years, and usually it has been one play that decided how the game will flow.
Georgetown Prep opened MAVRC league play with convincing wins over St Benedictine (VA) and DeMatha 79-0 and 45-0 respectively. Injuries, illness and scheduling also meant 9 new starters rotated into the line ups giving Prep's bench the opportunity for minutes and development.