Opening week nets mixed results.

On Saturday the Milwaukee Harlequins began their 2011 campaign at home with both division 3 and division 1 matches.

Division 3 hosted the Madison Minotaurs. The Harlequins put on defensive and offensive clinics with triple-digit shut-out performance. Final score: 104-0.

Division 1 hosted the Chicago Lions who abruptly dropped out of Super League last week. The Lions had the upperhand in the first half and capitalized on nearly every error by the home side leading to a score of 24-7 at the break.

The second half was a much tighter contest, and with the score at 31-17, the Harlequins applied long periods of pressure and multiple phases. After 15 minutes in the Lions 22m and only 2 minutes to go, the Harlequins continued to push for the try-line to narrow the margin.

But as in the first half, a Quins handling error was punished by a 80m try for the Lions. At the whistle, the Lions would miss the conversion for a 36-17 final.

Vic Drover
Vic Drover

Vic has a long history in and around the sport of rugby both in Canada and the US. He has played for and started numerous clubs (Vandal's RFC, Strathcona Druids, Suffolk Bull Moose, West Side Harlequins, Milwaukee Barbarians, Hamilton Girls Rugby), and served many roles over the years at all administrative levels. Vic joined the Harlequins in 2007 and remained an active club member through the transition to the Barbarians. These days, he spends his rugby time playing tag rugby and touring with the Old Boys, keeping the club website updated, helping organize the Lakefront 7s, and fundraising.

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