This Saturday, the PSU Norseman faced off against Roger Williams University for the Colonial Cost conference championship. The match was played on a neutral field in Malden Massachusetts, thanks to the alumni pulling some strings to let us use the field, which is home to the mystic river rugby club. It was a cold and rainy day, but the team had a lot of support from friends, family, and alumni.
Unfortunately, the Norseman did not come out on top, losing 26 to 12. It was a hard fought lose and the team walked of the field with their heads held high knowing they played their hardest, leaving everything they had on the pitch. The game started off with a quick try by Roger Williams, but the Norseman answered back shorty after with a score and a great run by Seif Sonbaty. The remainder of the half the score stayed the same, due to both teams playing outstanding defense.
The second half the team had some injuries that really hindered the attack of the Norseman, losing the starting hooker, inside center, and lock. Credit has to go to the replacements because they played their hearts out and out in an amazing effort.
Personally it was a very weird feeling after the game, because it would be the last time I would be taking the field with this awesome group of guys. This team is by far the best group of people I have ever played sports with, and I am proud to be a part of the team. I can say that they are no longer my friends of the rugby team, but they are my brothers that I went to battle with. There’s a saying that we yell before every game and it is very true after this season.
15 as 1. Alone we may be nothing, Together we are Norseman.