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Temple Thwarts Comeback to Defeat Dayton in ACRC7s Bowl Match

Temple University defeated the University of Dayton in a closely-contested Bowl match at the ACRC7s in Virginia Beach. The final was Temple 28-Dayton 26.

Temple’s Anthony Sciarra broke a scoreless tie two minutes into the first half, sprinting past Dayton defenders for a try down the left side, converted by Ryan Grow for the 7-0 lead. Dayton answered right back with two tries after some effective passing from the Flyers, making it 12-7. The see-saw continued as Temple logged two tries of their own to end the half at 21-12 Owls. 

The second half started with yet another try from Temple, followed by a valiant comeback attempt from Dayton, who scored two unanswered tries and generally kept the pressure on for most of the remainder of the game. The vaunted Owl defense likely saved the day in the face of multiple Flyers sortees.

Despite foiling a late attempt by Temple to break the game open deep in Flyers territory, time was not on Dayton’s side as the game ended with a 28-26 victory for the Temple Owls.  

Boathouse Sports Men of the Match


Jarred Moore
Peter Mulville
Ryan Grow


Joe English
Matt Jurson

​Temple Roster

  1. Anthony Sciarra    Senior    Lansdale, PA    Played Rugby for North Penn
  2. Dan Ponti    Junior    West Berlin, NJ    
  3. Jake Kawulicz    Senior    Bethel, CT    
  4. Jarred Moore    Senior    Fallbrook, CA    Played Rugby for Fallbrook HS (San Diego, CA)
  5. Jeremy Ault    Sophomore    Warrington, PA    Played Rugby for Doylestown
  6. Jeremy Engel    Junior    Milford, PA    
  7. John Gibbons    Junior    Oreland, PA    
  8. Mark Mol    Senior    Philadelphia, PA    Played Rugby for North East Raiders
  9. Mike Wellstein    Sophomore    Berwyn, PA    Played Rugby for Conestoga
  10. Oscar Hernandez    Freshmen    Reading, PA    Played Rugby for Exeter
  11. Peter Mulville    Senior    Downingtown, PA    Played Rugby for Downingtown
  12. Ryan Grow    Senior    Philadelphia, PA    Played Rugby for North East Raiders
  13. Scott Weber    Senior    West Chester, PA    Played Rugby for West Chester
  14. Steven Engle    Sophomore    Royersford, PA    Played Rugby for Valley Forge and Phoenixville Mustangs
  15. Tom Jenkins    Junior    Boston, MA