The Monmouth men traveled to Lehigh Valley 7s this past weekend to kick of the summer 7s season. After a strong start against Harrisburg, the team stumbled a bit against a more experienced Molly McGuire 7s side that capitalized on every mistake. We came back strong to hammer Severn River with 6 unanswered tries and take the 5th seed into the Cup quarterfinals. In a rematch with the Molly McGuires, Monmouth cleaned up the mistakes and tightened up the defense to grind out a 19-12 win. In the semis, Monmouth ran into a very strong Long Island side but had run out of gas and was unable to mount enough of an attack to keep pace.
The 2nd side had a tough draw in pool play which included Bowl finalist PAC and Cup finalist Reading, but fought hard all day and showed some solid individual efforts.
Practice continues Tuesday and Thursday this week with 2 sides entered into Rockaway 7s this Saturday and the potential for a rematch with Long Island looms. Please mark your availability on teamsnap.