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Disciplinary Report for
Luca Panzoni of Bentley University Men's 1st
Match Date: 28 October 2018

Location: Bentley University Athletic Facilities 450 Beaver Street Waltham, MA 02452

Yellow Card Offense

Player's Position:
Nature of Offense
high tackle - yellow card

Teams and Results
Home:    Roger Williams University Score    31
Visitor:   Bentley University Score    12
Time into match of Incident:   67
Score at Time:   (H)  31   (V)   7
Offending-side Captain:  Dalton Chaffee
Opposing-side Captain:   Brendan O'Connel
Weather and Field Conditions
Cool and overcast and slightly damp as a result of the previous day's heavy rains. The pitch was a multi-purposed artificial surface, mostly dedicated to American football, which brought with it the usual confusion with lines, posts, etc., but Bentley took the care to clearly demarcate touch lines and the in-goal areas with white tape and flags/field markers.

General Pattern of Play
Bentley was clearly the more experienced and superior team. They held the majority of possession and attacked with great variety through the backs. However, Bentley's tackling technique deteriorated as the match wore on. Starting players became fatigued and second-line players entered the match, resulting in several high tackle penalties, a yellow card, and two red cards. It was telling that Bentley scored only a single try in the second half as a result of the penalties, substitutions, and being undermanned. Roger Williams had their own issues with indiscipline, particularly with being offsides in the first half, but they were the more composed team in the second half and benefited from the captain's strong leadership.

Detailed Report of Incident
The offending player was a substitute prop and, shortly after entering the match, caught an attacking player up around the neck in an attempt at a tackle before bringing the attacking player to the ground. Prior to this offense, the Bentley team was issued a warning regarding high tackles and that the next offense would result in a yellow card. The offending player was the next to commit a high-tackle offense and, despite being in the match only a short period of time and it being that player's first offense, the player was sanctioned with a yellow card.

  Thomas McNeil
Date Submitted:
  29 October 2018