Norwich University blew away the entire competition at the first ever USA
Rugby Women's Collegiate 7s Championships, finishing off Boston College
34-5 in Saturday's final at College Station, Texas.
Norwich spread the wealth as they showcased superb team play and speed.
Hannah Bushey, Rebekah Bernheim, Vanessa Champagne, Joyak Clark and Ferne
Ryder all scored tries - Bernheim... Read More
Life University and Central Washington needed some late heroics to win
their Men's National Collegiate 7s semifinals and enter the championship
Life led 14-7 with two minutes remaining before Paul Benade's try for
Arkansas State tied the game.
But with time up, Life was patient, retained possession, and finally Calvin
Nell supported Cornelius Dirksen on a break to... Read More
State, Life, Central Washington and Kutztown advanced to the Cup Semis with
wins over Cal Poly, Colorado, St. Mary’s and Tennessee, respectively.
Arkansas State and Life will meet in a rematch of the South Independent 7s
championship game, and Kutztown and Central meet in a rematch of the CRC
Qualifier final in Las Vegas.
The Red Wolves escaped a close game with Cal Poly... Read More
semifinalists are set in the 2011 Men's Collegiate 7s Championships, with
Central Washington making the biggest splash.
CWU, spurred by a torrid first five minutes where Tim Stanfill and Patrick
Blair scored tries, both converted by Andrew Nelson, took a 21-5 lead into
the final four minutes and held on to beat the vaunted (and RUGBYMag.com's
favorite to win it all) St. Mary's... Read More
surprising results and scores early on in Day Two of the USA Rugby Women's
Collegiate 7s Championships.
Two teams that looked dominant in pool play didn't on Saturday. Princeton
survived a scare against Oregon State 15-12. And in fact, the Tigers fell
behind 12-0, perhaps a little too confident that they could cast aside a
Beavers squad that was beaten decisively by Norwich... Read More
Late Friday night USA Rugby reviewed tape from the Stony Brook vs. Oklahoma
pool game and determined it was stopped short, erroneously, by the referee
with over three minutes to be played.
“A situation regarding the official match time of the Stony Brook v.
Oklahoma game in Pool D of the USA Rugby Men’s College Sevens National
Championship has been brought to the attention of USA... Read More
Outside of some very unfortunate controversy,
Pool D was highly competitive. Each team had its time to shine, and like
Pool F, it wasn’t decided until the final whistle blew on the final game of
In the pool’s first match, Oklahoma jumped out to a 10-0 lead as Tennessee
gained its bearings. The Volunteers replied with scores from team leaders
Sam Anderson and Nick Evans... Read More
Life did just enough to win Pool B Friday. The Running Eagles opened the
day with a 31-0 defeat of Texas. Given the Longhorns reached the Cup
Quarterfinals of the CRC in June, that originally seemed like a good
result, but by the end of day one, Texas scored just 12 points en route to
Life’s second opponent, Cal Poly, was a much more formidable bunch, and it
took all 14... Read More
Throughout much of Friday, St. Mary’s looked
like maybe the best team at Nationals. Several coaches or onlookers
remarked at the Gaels’ speed and sharpness, and rightly so, as they opened
the tournament with a 53-0 drubbing of UW-Milwaukee.
The second game, however, was probably closer than one might have expected,
as a pesky Western Washington team led St. Mary’s 7-0 early and... Read More
Though Pool E’s records finished as lopsided as a
four-team pool’s can, with one team going undefeated, another winless and
the other two a combined 3-3, a conversion here or a caught pass there
could have meant the difference between Kutztown or UC Davis advancing to
the Cup Quarterfinals.
In the pool’s opening match, Florida nearly clipped UC Davis. Tied 5-5, the
Gators had... Read More