Monumental match-ups littered the college and club rugby landscape this weekend. With a few weeks left on most schedules, intense tests in the Rugby East, Big Ten, Rocky Mountain, and DI Club were played as well as a few non-conference barn-burners.
The clash between Army and Kutztown highlighted the Rugby East as the Black Knights marched into enemy territory and left with 51-32 win. Penn State... Read More
Avenging last season’s loss, the U.S. Naval Academy beat Notre Dame College, 32-25, in Annapolis, Md. Utilizing strong forward play and exemplary efforts from eightman Connor McNerney and scrumhalf Gardy Lebon, the Midshipmen were able to limit possession to NDC’s dynamic backline. Situational and tactical kicking was invaluable to Navy and its defense stood stout in the second half to protect... Read More
With less than four weeks remaining in the D1A Big Ten and Rocky Mountain Conferences, teams are separating themselves from the competition. Wisconsin and Ohio State dominated their opponents in the Big Ten, while Michigan State and Michigan had to work a bit harder for their victories. In the Rockies, Air Force, Colorado State, and Utah State crushed all challengers by a combined score of 174-28... Read More
With every Rugby East club playing this weekend, only two in-conference matches were on the docket. Penn State remained undefeated with a 75-45 cracking of Wheeling Jesuit and St. Bonaventure locked up its second win with a 24-13 victory over Buffalo.
In non-conference tests, Kutztown passed the century mark against Delaware, Notre Dame College swept its New England swing by beating AIC and NEC,... Read More
With Iona playing Army on Saturday, Cortland and Northeastern took center stage in the D1A Liberty Conference this weekend and they didn’t disappoint. The Wolfpack blanked Colgate and the Huskies rocked Fairfield to keep their unbeaten streaks alive. UMass, Albany, and Stony Brook each picked wins in the remaining matchups.
Colgate at Cortland
Cortland has been the surprise squad of Liberty after... Read More
Zack Forro should be on campus preparing for Notre Dame College’s next rugby match, but instead he is in the Caribbean with the Ohio National Guard for ongoing hurricane disaster relief. Juggling school, rugby, and service is difficult, but for Zack, it’s another day in the life.
Like many US players, Forro picked up rugby late, starting his senior year at Mentor High School outside of... Read More
In the early start of the fall season in the D1A Big Ten and Rocky Mountain, the competition is already getting fierce. For the Big Ten, Michigan State remained undefeated, Wisconsin and Illinois improved to 2-1 and Minnesota picked up their first win. In non-conference play, Indiana dominated Notre Dame, 50-17. Out west in the Rocky Mountain Conference, it was Colorado State and Utah State... Read More
Only four teams remain undefeated after five weeks of play in the D1A Liberty Conference. Iona, Cortland, and UConn continued to be perfect with Northeastern winning its non-conference match against Boston College, 20-17. With no conference championship or playoffs this season, many teams will need to make their push quickly to call themselves division winners with only five weeks left.
Iona at... Read More
It was blowouts galore in the D1A Rugby East as Army, Wheeling Jesuit, and Kutztown each scored over 50 points in their victories. Although Kutztown’s match was against a non-conference foe, the outcomes were positive for different reasons. Each team was encouraged by their offensive output, but celebrated their defensive prowess just the same.
St. Bonaventure at Army
After a difficult defeat... Read More
A sloppy first half made way for a dominant naval second as the Midshipmen beat Air Force, 46-7, in the sixth annual meeting for the Lt. Colonel Kevin M. Shea Memorial Cup. At the Prusmack Rugby Complex in Annapolis, Md., the match was close at halftime, but Navy exploded for four tries in the first 20 minutes of the second half. Navy’s imposing defense led the way for the victory to bring back... Read More