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The Cougars looked to repeat their performance from last week against crosstown rivals Citadel in the 2nd annual Holy City Cup. Undoubtedly, the Citadel Bulldogs were looking for vengeance after having been beaten by CofC so many times in the past, especially after COFC won the Citadel hosted Toys-For-Tots Tourney in the fall. Another year will pass without vindication for the Bulldogs however, as the Cougars demonstrated once again who owns the city of Charleston. The game started a little rocky for the Cougars, eightman Tall John Bernstein gave away two stupid penalties for hands in the ruck and then talking back to the ref, resulting in a field goal for the Bulldogs in the first few minutes. The Cougars responded quickly enough, as the quick hands of the backline gave winger Kenny Evans his first try of the game. However, they certainly could not have done so well without the brilliant pack play today, as the forwards won ruck after ruck, scrum downs and line-outs as they kept the ball out of Citadel hands. And certainly their impenetrable defense deserves note, as the Citadel side attempted repeatedly to hammer the ball through, only to meet a punishing iron wall. With the ball securely under Cougar control, it wasn't hard for the CofC backline to earn multiple tries. Quick hands gave Kenny two more tries and then he returned a kick for a total of four on the day. Outside Center Ian Mueller managed two of his own as overloads repeatedly stymied a dazed Citadel defense. An attack on the weak side gave flyhalf Brendan DeLuke his first try of the season as well. Then inside center Grandpa Fletch intercepted a pass, chip kicked it over a hapless fullback and scored his third try of the season. Near the end, the forwards decided they wanted a little action of their own, and hooker Chris Natoli snagged the ball out of the ruck, then took it in himself to earn his zulu warrior. The Citadel did manage to squeeze a couple tries in but the final score was a decisive 57 to 13.
2/16 Citadel @ CofC
2/23 CofC @ Coastal
3/16 Davidson @ CofC
3/23 CofC @ UNCW
SoCon Tournament TBA