Rugby ATL routs San Diego

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Marietta Daily Journal, Ga.
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Apr. 5—Rugby ATL scored 34 unanswered points to defeat San Diego Legion 41-22 on Saturday at Life University's Lupo Family Field.

The victory moves Rugby ATL (2-1) into first place in the MLR Eastern Conference.

Trailing 15-7, Rugby ATL began its scoring run when Robbie Petzer's penalty goal trimmed the deficit to five. Mark O'Keeffe followed with his second try to tie the game at 15-all.

A San Diego penalty in the closing minute of the half, allowed Petzer set up for another penalty goal attempt. The kick bounced off the upright and through for an 18-15 lead at the break.

Martini Talapusi got the scoring started in the second half with a try and Petzer added the conversion to push Rugby ATL's lead to 10.

After two more kicks by Petzer, a Jason Damm try and Petzer conversion pushed the lead to 38-15.

Petzer closed the scoring for Rugby ATL with another kick at the 73 minute mark.

Rugby ATL hosts Rugby United New York at Lupo Family Field on Sunday.