In the penultimate match of the DIA California Conference, St. Mary’s reached the century mark as the Gaels dominated Santa Clara, 100-24. The SCUTS scored first, but St. Mary’s came back with a vengeance scoring 16 tries by nine different players. Two players had hat tricks and three more had two tries apiece, but it was flyhalf Mike McCarthy who shined with a total of 30 points with two tries... Read More
Over the weekend Penn State took on Indiana in State College, Pa. After a back-and-forth first half, Penn State came away 48-32 winners.
The Hoosiers and Nittany Lions both came into Saturday’s match looking for a resounding non-conference scalp. Indiana was in search of a fourth-straight win, while PSU was looking to end a two-match losing streak. Though the teams came into the match on the... Read More
In the second match of its Rocky Mountain trip, Army came from two tries down in the second half to score 17 unanswered points to beat Utah, 29-26. Playing at the Utes’ home pitch in Salt Lake City, Utah, each team was nursing injuries, but the energy on the field was tremendous. The two game away jaunt left Army with the belief that it can be competitive with the best in the nation, but still... Read More
In a heavyweight title fight that came down to the last seconds, Life University’s Cody Melphy dove over the line for the game-winning try over rival Lindenwood. Blaine McIlroy’s all-important conversion spoiled a 15 point second half comeback from Lindenwood, earning the 23-21 victory for Life.
"Road games are always tough to win in the Mid-South and this one certainly was," Life head coach... Read More
Over the weekend, Arizona notched a convincing victory over Notre Dame at Steuber Stadium in Palo Alto, Calif. With the 47-10 win, Arizona retained the Parseghian Cup, an annual trophy established under the former head coaches of both programs.
Anticipation leading up to the annual match against Notre Dame was high. Not only was it a chance for Arizona to test its players against a quality... Read More
In a fight between California Conference rivals, #15 Cal Poly and #17 San Diego State, the match ultimately came down to a conversion attempt at the end of the game. Cal Poly just scored off an opportune deflection on a box kick to make cut the score to 21-20, SDSU. The Mustangs’ fullback Mark Grzanich lined up to convert his own try about 10 meters from the posts.
The kicker set the ball, took a... Read More
With the beautiful backdrop of the Rocky Mountains in Provo, Utah, No. 1 ranked Brigham Young University took the second game of the season series over #3 St. Mary’s College of California, 62-15. After the nail-biter three weeks ago, the Cougars were in control for most of the game and scored eight tries in route to victory. Coming off a grueling match against Utah on Thursday night and a rash of... Read More
A developmental game on Thursday night in Salt Lake City, Utah turned into a high-scoring battle between St. Mary’s and Utah. With each team gearing up for high profile games on Saturday, the clubs fielded mixed sides of starters and reserves to get good minutes against a quality opponent. What they got was a great game where Utah almost pulled off an incredible upset coming back from a 24-point... Read More
This Saturday’s match between No. 4 Life and seventh-ranked Arkansas State in Jonesboro, Ark. celebrates the third-annual Huckaby Cup between the schools. The founder of Arkansas State rugby program over 17 years ago, Curt Huckaby’s impact is felt on both sides of the ball in this weekend’s contest. Life and Arkansas State are now top-10 collegiate programs and their success in some part is... Read More
In the fourth week of the D1A California Conference, four teams looked to improve their records and contend with St. Mary’s for the league championship. Coming off a win against Santa Clara last weekend, #19 Cal Poly handled UC Santa Barbara, 27-3, and San Diego State kept their momentum going with a come behind two-point victory over Santa Clara, 22-20. This coming weekend, Saturday’s winners,... Read More