Saturday was a big opening day for the boys against the NYPD. Coached by former MRFC member Bruce McLean, their squad was big and physical. The boys, donning the new Maroon kit for the first time, looked deadly in open play with a total of 9 tries, all from phases starting outside their opponent’s 22.

The squad travels to the Jersey Shore Sharks next week, who are coming off a respectable 17-28 loss to #3 nationally ranked Northeast Philadelphia. Monmouth squares off with NE Philly on June 5th, so it could be a good indicator of where we stand in a National D3 competitive discussion.

#10 Nick Wallace, slicing through the defense for one of his three tries on Saturday.

Nick Wallace – 21 points: 3 tries, 3 conversions
Kieran Walsh – 11 points: 1 try, 3 conversions
Nick “York” Gajewski – 10 points: 2 tries
Jack Cole, Dillon Grascia, and Richie Cicalo each touched down for 5 points.
MRFC’s newest daddy, Jon Minenna, converted once for 2 points.

Man of the Match went to inside center Nick “York” Gajewski for getting it done on both sides of the ball. York scored twice grinding down the pitch running in support of his teammates. Handfuls of dominant tackles and 0 missed tackles made York a force to be reckoned with on Saturday.