In the second part of a home and away series with the Glendale Raptors, Brigham Young University nearly pulled off the upset losing by two points, 41-39. After losing 57-12 in early February in Glendale, Colo., the Cougars improved immensely in Saturday’s match and will use the experience in the upcoming D1A Playoffs. For the Raptors, the game was preparation for its battle with the Austin Huns... Read More
BYU, Utah and Air Force are out of the Penn Mutual Varsity Cup, replaced by Harvard. Rumor has it Arizona State will be out, too, if not on its own volition, because of the well-publicized, on-pitch assault involving someone who wasn’t a student at ASU punting an Arizona counterpart in the face while he was kneeling to tie his shoe. More teams might be in the fold as replacements, as well. The... Read More
In its first match in over a month, the University of Utah blasted Utah State University, 83-21. In preparation for its clash with Arizona next Saturday, the Utes ripped off 13 tries by ten different players. Chad Gough led Utah with a hat trick and freshman Kelsin Pupunu excelled at both fullback and outside center with two tries.
“Knowing that we needed a focused effort against Utah State to... Read More
Coming off a high after beating Saint Mary’s last weekend, #4 Brigham Young University stayed hot punishing #5 Central Washington University, 46-24. In Ellensburg, Wash., the Cougars used a wind in the first half to open up a 24-0 halftime lead as CWU struggled with its execution. The Wildcats battled in the second half to win the period, but BYU kept pace not allowing its opponent to gain ground... Read More
In the California Conference, UC-Santa Barbara finished its season on a high note with a 27-22 win over rival Cal Poly, while San Diego State blew out Santa Clara, 92-28.
In a back and forth match, UCSB earned a hard-fought 27-22 home victory over Cal Poly. The visitors got the scoring started at 8’ from a crashing try from Nathan Sylvia. In the first of eight lead changes, UCSB prop Ki Wan Sung... Read More
In the highly anticipated rematch between top-ranked Saint Mary’s College of California and #4 Brigham Young University, the Cougars defended their home field in Provo, Utah dealing the Gaels their first loss of the season, 35-26. In a game riddled with penalties, BYU was better prepared for this match than the one in February. With Calvin Whiting and Matt Jensen back in the lineup and more games... Read More
In the concluding match of the “World Cup” series, the University of California Berkeley took on the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada. Things unraveled for Cal in the second half as a competitive match turned into a bit of a rout, with UBC earning the 50-6 win.
Both teams traded penalties early, but UBC broke through at 8’ with a penalty try, awarded due to an offsides call... Read More
In Moraga, Calif., a highly-anticipated matchup between top-ranked St. Mary’s College and tenth-ranked San Diego State turned into a blowout win for the Gaels, 57-5.
It took only two minutes for the home team to earn its first score with a try from prop Payton Telea. Fullback Dylan Audsley hit the first of his six conversions for the early 7-0 lead. Tries from No. 8 Viliami Helu, Audsley, and... Read More
Day One at the 2017 Las Vegas Invitational College Rugby Championship Sevens Qualifier was filled with blowouts, close-calls, upsets, surprises, and ultimately, eight teams advancing to the Cup Quarterfinals on Friday. Seven pool winners and one wild card moved on to the Cup Quarters tomorrow with the remainder of the clubs battling it out in the lower brackets.
Lindenwood captured the #1 seed in... Read More
The competition in the D1A California Conference was highlighted by dominant displays of rugby resulting in each of the winning clubs putting at least 50 points on their opponents. Saint Mary’s continued its tear this spring with a 94-7 blowout over Cal Poly, San Diego State stomped UC-Santa Barbara, 53-21, and Santa Clara clocked Sacramento State, 53-28.
No. 2 ranked Saint Mary’s remained... Read More