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Mary Washington with its first DIAA Championship.

It was championship weekend for college as the 2017 rugby season came to a close. With the titles of Men’s DIAA and DII and Women’s DI and DII at stake at Furman University, great competition brought out the best of college rugby.

For the women, Davenport completed their unbelievable inaugural year in the division by winning its first DI Championship over Notre Dame, 89-24. In the back-to-back semifinals and finals for DII, Winona State outlasted Vassar to capture the trophy, 38-36. Winona State made it to the finals after beating Cincinnati on Saturday while Vassar dispatched the Coast Guard, 36-22.

On the men’s side, the Mothers of Mary Washington capped an undefeated season with a 37-13 DIAA Championship victory over St. Joseph’s. For the DII title, UW-Whitewater beat North Dakota State on Saturday to play VMI for the crown on Sunday. Today, UW-Whitewater won its third DII Championship and second in a row with a 34-27 win.

In the NSCRO Mid-Atlantic Cup Playoffs, Loyola earned the berth into the Region 2 Semifinal when it beat Catholic, 48-27. On Saturday, both squads fought their way to the final by scoring the same amount of points as Catholic beat Elon, 52-7, and Loyola ran past Christendom, 52-38. Loyola will play the South Cup Champion on April 7th for the Region 2 Championship.

On the final Saturday of D1A rugby, the Red River Conference concluded its yearly business with victories for Baylor, Texas, and Arkansas. The Bears beat Oklahoma, 31-10, the Longhorns smashed Houston, 71-13, and the Razorbacks edged Texas Tech, 40-36. Lastly, St. Mary’s outmatched Gordon RFC (Australia), 27-17.

Two select side matches in the Mid-Atlantic saw the Chesapeake Conference Selects fall to Navy, 46-19, in Annapolis, Md. and the Capital Rugby Union Selects beat the USA Rugby South Panthers, 52-28, in Raleigh, N.C.

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Capital Rugby Union Select Side52USA Rugby South Panthers28Club - Select Side
Navy Selects46Cheasapeake Conference Select Side19College - Select Side
St. Marys27Gordon (Australia)17D1A - Non-Conference
Baylor31Oklahoma10D1A - Red River
Houston13Texas71D1A - Red River
Texas Tech36Arkansas40D1A - Red River
Davenport89Notre Dame24DI Women's Fall Championship
St. Josephs13Mary Washington37DIAA Men's Fall Championship
VMI27UW-Whitewater34DII Men's Championship
UW-Whitewater51North Dakota State25DII Men's Semifinals
Norwich36VMI41DII Men's Semifinals
Winona State38Vassar36DII Women's Championship
Vassar36Coast Guard22DII Women's Semifinals
Winona State46Cincinnati17DII Women's Semifinals
Catholic27Loyola48NSCRO Mid-Atlantic Cup Finals
Elon7Catholic52NSCRO Mid-Atlantic Cup Semifinals
Loyola52Christendom38NSCRO Mid-Atlantic Cup Semifinals