Defense was paramount in the cup semifinals for the 2018 Penn Mutual Women’s College Rugby Championship. After NSCRO scored the first try, Penn State reeled off 33 straight points for the win. In the Life versus Lindenwood semifinal, the teams traded scores and the Lions held a 17-14 lead late. Life had one last chance to grab the victory but the Lindenwood defense at the goal line prevented the... Read More
The Men's Penn Mutual College Rugby Championship began on Sunday with a bang as all top seeds advanced to the Cup Semifinals. There was drama with UCLA coming from behind to win in overtime versus Dartmouth and Life only winning by seven against Penn State.
The Cup Semifinals are set to begin at 2:04 pm on ESPNEWS between Arizona and UCLA followed by Life versus Lindenwood.
Arizona vs Iona
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Advancement to the cup quarterfinals came down to the final pool play matches at the 2018 Penn Mutual College Rugby Championships at Talen Energy Stadium in Chester, Pa. With scoring system in place giving three points to a win, two points for a tie, and a point for a loss and the pool winners automatically advancing, only two at large teams moved to the cup rounds. The three ties in the early... Read More
For the cup quarterfinals in the Penn Mutual Women’s CRC, the top seeds advanced with relative ease. Each squad didn’t yield a single point to their opponents as Penn State beat Boston, 41-0, Life cracked Navy, 34-0, NSCRO outraced Notre Dame, 33-0, and Lindenwood finished off Virginia Tech, 29-0.
In the cup semifinals, Penn State will play the NSCRO select side and Life matches up against... Read More
Pool F at the Penn Mutual College Rugby Championships is the Army vs Navy group with Central Washington and Maryland joining the service academies. The traditional rivalry of Army vs Navy will be on display once again on Saturday with the West Pointers holding the 3-1 CRC advantage. CWU enters the tournament for the first time since 2011 and Maryland makes its fourth appearance in Philadelphia.... Read More
Day one at the Penn Mutual College Rugby Championships in Chester, Pa. started out overcast but by the afternoon, the sun came out to shine brightly on Penn State, Life, Lindenwood, and the NSCRO Select Side. Each team swept their respective pool in the women’s division and advanced to the cup quarterfinals Saturday morning.
The cup quarterfinal pairings are:
Penn State vs 8. Boston University... Read More
Pool E is one of the more balanced pools in the Penn Mutual CRC. UCLA, Arkansas State, Virginia Tech and Delaware make up this group.
Ever since UCLA joined the tournament in 2013, the Bruins have been a top contender. UCLA finished third in 2013 and 2014 and made its way to the finals in 2016 before falling to Cal.
The Bruins made the cup quarterfinals last year but fell to Indiana in the first... Read More
Pool D at the Penn Mutual Collegiate Rugby Championship features last year’s runner-up Life University, Air Force, Penn State, and Notre Dame. Life is still the team to beat but all three of the other teams have been formidable in years past.
Fresh off their 15s title, Life is looking to finally capture its first 7s CRC title. After winning the Las Vegas Invitational in 2012, Life University has... Read More
Pool C is shaping up to be another difficult group at the Penn Mutual Collegiate Rugby Championship. Dartmouth, Temples and newcomers Iona join perennial Power Kutztown in this pool.
Kutztown will once again look to take home the coveted CRC title that has evaded them. The Bears have made a name for themselves at the CRC, reaching every cup quarterfinal since joining the tournament in 2012. The... Read More
Pool B features four brand named schools. Arizona, Indiana, South Carolina and Boston College make up this foursome.
Based on the history of the Penn Mutual Collegiate Rugby Championship, Indiana and Arizona would likely be the pool favorites. The Hoosiers and Wildcats have both made the Cup rounds in recent years and will be gunning for that again.
Indiana became a mainstay at the event starting... Read More