In 2017, Eaglebrook was one of DUT’s most difficult opponents, so the team knew they had to take the junior boarding school seriously in this game. Eaglebrook capitalized on two drops by Dublin to jump out to a 2-0 lead, which had the home team a bit nervous. However, the veteran Dublin squad took a collective deep breath and successfully punched in a much needed hold to make it 2-1 Eaglebrook. Then, Dublin broke to tie the game at 2-2. At this point, both teams started playing much cleaner offense, and they traded points until the game was 7-7. The next point was crucial because it would decide which team had the momentum going into halftime.
The Dublin defense applied pressure on every matchup, and eventually forced a misthrow from Eaglebrook. When junior Grady Allen picked up the disc and boosted it to the end zone, it looked as if he had thrown it too far, but the Carleton-bound speedster, Harrison Atlas, ran it down and just barely toed the back line for the score. Dublin scored the first two point after halftime as well and never looked back. After a very well fought game, DUT took the win with a final score of 14-12.
Freshmen Colin Brown, Eathan Hood, and Julius Camper all stepped up on defense to earn blocks for Dublin. Additionally, James Bostrup had a monstrous catch in the end zone to help Dublin score a crucial hold late in the game. The strength of the young players has given Dublin a level of depth that they have not had in previous seasons. The future appears to be bright!