Despite losing some key seniors from last season, Winona State had some
reason to believe they might, finally, win the Midwest women’s DII college
For co-captain and No. 8, that realization that they might have something
special came early, during the All Minnesota tournament.
“Watching how our forwards hit the rucks and how our backline came
together, and seeing... Read More
Five teams have booked their spots into the USA Rugby DII Women's College
playoffs with their performances this weekend.
Winona State defeated Pittsburgh 31-10 to win the Midwest. Both teams now
advance to the national playoffs as Midwest #1 and Midwest #2.
Meanwhile, in the Northeast, Norwich dominated the playoffs, winning their
semifinal over Bowdoin 58-0 and the final 46-0... Read More
Bentley won the Rugby Northeast championship match 30-8 over
Providence College Saturday.
Providence jumped out to an early 8-0 lead and kept that lead through the
first 30 minutes.
But as time went on Bentley began to take control, especially at set piece.
The solid platform from the forwards allowed the Bentley backs to star
running, and wing Forest Detwhiler capped off a... Read More
American International College thrashed St. Michael’s 47-0 to claim
the Rugby Northeast women’s college title.
The game was a virtual carbon copy of the October 28 game between the two,
won by AIC 44-0.
“I feel pretty good,” said AIC Head Coach Josh Macy. “It seems no one ever
plays their best in a final. We did our best to keep the girls relaxed but
nerves were a factor... Read More
And then there were two.
Top-ranked UW-Whitewater and No. 6 Northern Illinois staved off upsets in
the Midwest semifinals Saturday to advance to Sunday’s final.
Whitewater avenged a slow start against UW-Milwaukee earlier in the season
by racing out to a 33-5 halftime lead over the Panthers Saturday. The
defending national champion Warhawks held serve in the set pieces and... Read More
Midwest DII women’s college playoffs are down to two after two very close
semifinals Saturday. Pittsburgh defeated UW-La Crosse in overtime, while
Minnesota’s Winona State edged Grand Valley State in an exciting match,
Winona scored early in that match before GVSU replied to lead 7-5. Grand
Valley scored again to lead 12-5, but neither team was going to break free... Read More
Sunday’s women’s DI college final promises to be a barnburner as two
high-powered offenses in Ohio State and Northern Iowa will face off.
UNI hammered Michigan 51-8, their second straight 50+ playoff outing.
Meanwhile OSU beat Minnesota 33-13.
For the Buckeyes it’s a return to the lofty heights of territorial playoffs
after a couple of years of struggle.
“We have a very young... Read More
East Stroudsburg and the College of New Jersey advanced to the Eastern Penn
semifinals Saturday with wins over Villanova and Lafayette, respectively.
Both receive bids to the spring Mid-Atlantic playoffs. Who gets the top
seed will be determined next Saturday when they meet in the EPRU finals.
East Stroudsburg, who finished the EPRU regular season undefeated, got off
to a slow... Read More
Salisbury and Towson advanced to the Potomac final Saturday with wins over
Mt. St. Mary’s and Georgetown, respectively.
The first game of the day, Towson vs. Georgetown, was considerably closer
than the second one. The Hoyas drew first blood with a try from inside
center Liam Burrell and conversion by Jack Sheridan. Towson responded with
a converted try to tie the game, and would... Read More
The Empire 7s, the final qualifier for the national college 7s tournament,
has confirmed its list of teams and schedule.
Hosts Stony Brook and the US Naval Academy headline a 12-team bracket,
while Temple, currently leaders in Eastern Penn, and Iona, which tied Stony
Brook with a 5-1 league record this fall, are also top seeds in their