Robert Paylor was not only in the hearts and minds of each of Cal’s players, coaches and supporters over the weekend, his name was scrawled on the Golden Bears’ jerseys. On May 6th, Paylor was partially paralyzed in the Varsity Cup final. He’s been rehabilitating ever since and was recently moved to a hospital in Colorado which specializes in spinal cord injuries. His future is uncertain.
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In a rematch of the final of four years ago, Cal repeated history winning its fifth-straight Penn Mutual College Rugby Championship over Life University, 19-0. The victory marks the Golden Bears’ 31st consecutive CRC win that began with the bronze final in 2012 against Life.
At Talen Energy Stadium, in Chester, Pa., the match was full of penalties and turnovers, but Cal was able to take advantage... Read More
CHESTER, Pa. — In a rematch of last year’s Penn Mutual Collegiate Rugby Championship Women’s title game, Life used a powerful second half to beat Lindenwood 17-12 Sunday at Talen Energy Stadium and claim its second consecutive CRC championship.
“It’s always really great to beat (Lindenwood) because they beat us in 7s nationals,” Life captain Darian Lovelace said. “So, they were now our greatest... Read More
Cal exploded in the second half to beat Indiana 29-14 in the first of two semifinals at the Penn Mutual Collegiate Rugby Championship Sunday in suburban Philadelphia. The Bears and Hoosiers were separated by just a score at halftime, but the Bears scored three in a row to open the second half and take the win.
Indiana got its hands on the initial kickoff, but tapped it out of bounds, giving Cal... Read More
After four hotly contested quarterfinals, the quest for the Pete Dawkins Trophy is down to four teams. Cal beat Kutztown 19-10 and will face Indiana, 24-12 winners over UCLA. Life edged St. Mary’s 7-5 and will meet conference foe Lindenwood, 12-0 winners over Arkansas State.
CAL 19-10 KUTZTOWN
The first quarterfinal between the Golden Bears started with a flurry of knock-ons and early mistakes,... Read More
CHESTER, Pa. — In their first appearance at the CRC, the Utah Cannibals — a select side comprised of players from various high schools in Utah — won the girls high school title at the 2017 Penn Mutual Collegiate Rugby Championship with a 22-5 victory over the NJ Blaze at Talen Energy Stadium Sunday.
“Yesterday, we saw (the NJ Blaze) play against Summit,” Utah’s Addie Horsley said. “Summit didn’t... Read More
Four mouthwatering quarterfinals await day two of the Penn Mutual Collegiate Rugby Championship. The chalk held most of Saturday, until the end when Indiana blitzed Kutztown, but that result just made the knockout matches even more palatable.
The one-eight match-up, which is theoretically supposed to be the most lopsided, features Cal and Kutztown. The battle of the Golden Bears was played out in... Read More
CHESTER, Pa. — After not allowing a point in Friday's three pool play games at the 2017 Penn Mutual Collegiate Rugby Championship, Life continued that streak in the cup quarterfinals against Navy Saturday with a 38-0 win at Talen Energy Stadium.
"We've just been, the past two weeks, concentrating on our defensive system and using it to attack the other team to turn the ball over," Life coach... Read More
The Penn Mutual Collegiate Rugby Championship starts tomorrow, as Cal looks to navigate the toughest field in the competition’s history to claim an astonishing fifth-straight tournament title. Everyone else is gunning to knock the Golden Bears off. Here’s my take on how it might all play out.
Though Cal is the returning champion, the Bears are playing with heavy hearts. Just a few weeks ago, lock... Read More
Women’s CRC: Friday Roundup
Editor's note: This post will be updated throughout Friday as pool play matches in the 2017 Penn Mutual Collegiate Rugby Championship are finalized. For the complete tournament schedule, click here.
Lindenwood 36, Navy 0
CHESTER, Pa. — In the opening game of the tournament, freshman Caring De Freitas opened all scoring when she scooped a loose ball in the middle of the... Read More