Milwaukee hosted the Sharks (Wisconsin Rugby Club) on Saturday in a Division 3 match at Zablocki Park.
Although the Sharks drew first blood early, scoring at the 5-minute mark, Milwaukee took control for much of the first half and enjoyed a 15-7 lead after tries from Petfalski (shown above), Hackett, and Kloiber.
But with one minute remaining, the Sharks struck back and narrowed the lead to just a single point. At the half, Milwaukee lead 15-14.
In the second half, the Sharks again scored first to take the lead for the second time in the match, a lead they would not relinquish.
Milwaukee continued to battle and after 73 minutes the match was separated by just a try with the Sharks up 34-27.
But the Sharks found another gear and closed out the match with a pair of tries. At the final whistle, the visitors were victorious 44-27.
Saturday is the first of three home double-headers this season with the Divison 3 side playing the early match at 11AM vs. Oconomowoc.
The Milwaukee rugby club also begins a 3-match series for Division 1 at home starting with the Chicago Lions (1PM kickoff).
- #1 Kloiber, Joseph
- #2 Kloiber, Thomas
- #3 Cutler, Wayne
- #4 Van Scoy, Christian
- #5 Birdsall, Joseph
- #6 Egan, Michael
- #7 Hackett, Robert
- #8 Melnick, Brendan
- #9 Lorbert, Joseph
- #10 Petfalski, Jeremy
- #11 esteve, vincent
- #12 Hickey, John
- #13 Wozniak, Matthew
- #14 Lim, Julius
- #15 Mackie, Alexander
- #16 Ludwig, Brady
|5'||TR score||WISC3||5 - 0||Team score|
|5'||CV score||WISC3||7 - 0||Team score|
|12'||TR score||MIL3||7 - 5||#10 - Petfalski, Jeremy|
|28'||TR score||MIL3||7 - 10||#7 - Hackett, Robert|
|30'||TR score||MIL3||7 - 15||#2 - Kloiber, Thomas|
|39'||TR score||WISC3||12 - 15||Team score|
|39'||CV score||WISC3||14 - 15||Team score|
|45'||TR score||WISC3||19 - 15||Team score|
|55'||TR score||WISC3||24 - 15||Team score|
|55'||CV score||WISC3||26 - 15||Team score|
|60'||PK score||WISC3||29 - 15||Team score|
|70'||TR score||MIL3||29 - 20||#10 - Petfalski, Jeremy|
|70'||CV score||MIL3||29 - 22||#10 - Petfalski, Jeremy|
|72'||TR score||WISC3||34 - 22||Team score|
|73'||TR score||MIL3||34 - 27||#6 - Egan, Michael|
|75'||TR score||WISC3||39 - 27||Team score|
|79'||TR score||WISC3||44 - 27||Team score|
The complete and official match report can be found on the USA Rugby website.