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Hammerheads Take Empire Championship

Sun, Nov 08, 2015 - 12:00 am ADT
November 8, 2015 - 12:00PM @ Empire Rugby Conference Championship

The Hammerheads defeated the Seawolves by a score of 32-28 in a great championship match. All we can say at URugby is we're glad that both teams are coming to the @ACRCBowlSeries. Great match .@cuse_rugby .@stonybrookrugby.

The Syracuse Hammerheads took a 24-7 lead into halftime of the Empire Rugby Conference championship match spreading the scoring around and dominating Stony Brook Seawolves. Syracuse scored again in the 47th minute to streatch the lead to 29-7 before SBU came storming back. Dan Colantonio, Syracuse University Advertising and Psychology major and Social Media representative for Syracuse Athletics called the event, "the best sporting event I have ever attended. My heart is still pounding."

Syracuse and Stony Brook Tweets

  • "Stay strong. Play confident and most of all have fun" @BishopAngus #HHAFD 
  • The @EmpireRugbyConf championship is underway! #HHAFD
  • Syracuse starts off with the first try of the game missing the kick 0-5
  • 7' SURFC gets on the board first. @MichaelOrdorica with the goal line try.  @hodgibeats kick is unsuccessful. 5-0. #HHAFD
  • That was @MichaelOrdorica's first try of the season. #HHAFD
  • Every SURFC starter has scored this season . #HHAFD
  • 19' SURFC still up 5-0 
  • 22' @stonybrookrugby scores and the kick is good. 7-5 SBU
  • Phil keeps it salty and scores the first try of the game for the Seawolves, Brian gives the lead making the kick 7-5
  • Syracuse returns with their second try of the game missing the kick 7-10
  • 25' SURFC responds! @hodgibeats scores with the assist from @for_the_Burds. @hodgibeats kick is no good. 10-7 Hammerheads #HHAFD
  • 28' @PatrickVoorheis is in for @mdhoalcraft at wing
  • .@mdhoalcraft is out with a shoulder injury after a great tackle
  • Syracuse makes another try leading 7-17 after making the kick
  • 30' @for_the_Burds with the 10 meter try assisted by Captain @BishopAngus. @hodgibeats hits his first conversion. 17-7 Hammerheads. #HHAFD
  • Another try for Syracuse bringing the score to 7-24
  • 37' Hammerheads are rolling! Jake Smith with the goal line try. @hodgibeats slots the kick . 24-7 Orange
  • One half is in the books in Stony Brook. Hammerheads up 24-7. #HHAFD
  • 47' @dhask_hk gets the try. @hodgibeats kick is no good. 29-7 Hammerheads #HHAFD
  • 58' S. Reimnitz is in the sin bin for hands in the ruck
  • 63' @stonybrookrugby scores on the goal line. Kick is good. 29-14 Hammerheads
  • Salter gets another try with 18 minutes left. Michel converts it. 14-29
  • 65' @FathersDave in for Sam Reimnitz after the sin bin is released #HHAFD
  • 69' Stony Brooks scores and hits the kick to make it 29-21 Hammerheads
  • Jimmy Sheridan forces his way through the defense for another try. Converted. 21-29
  • 72' @hodgibeats 30 meter penalty is wide left. 29-21 Hammerheads
  • Aiden Mcnaughton picks and gets ANOTHER Seawolves try.  We are down 28-29 with 4 minutes left
  • 75' Stony Brook scores and makes the kick. 29-28 Hammerheads
  • 77' misses the 30 meter penalty. 29-28 Hammerheads
  • 78' @hodgibeats 20 meter penalty is good. 32-28 Hammerheads
  • But the ref will call that game. Good game to the new conference champions Syracuse.
  • Final score 28-32

Match Overview

The game takes place Sunday, Nov. 8 at 1 p.m. at the South P Rec Fields on the campus of Stony Brook University. In their first meeting, Syracuse came out early scoring 2 converted trys to take a 14 nil lead. Stony Brook came storming back with a dominating effort scoring four unanswered trys to take control of the contest with Phil Salter scoring two of the four. The Hammerheads mounted a comeback of their own closing to within five but Salter's third score of the day sealed the win for the Seawolves. Final 33-26

Read the full story from September 26th 2015 including both team's Twitter feeds »

Empire Rugby Conference Championship