With Iona playing Army on Saturday, Cortland and Northeastern took center stage in the D1A Liberty Conference this weekend and they didn’t disappoint. The Wolfpack blanked Colgate and the Huskies rocked Fairfield to keep their unbeaten streaks alive. UMass, Albany, and Stony Brook each picked wins in the remaining matchups.
Colgate at Cortland
Cortland has been the surprise squad of Liberty after... Read More
Close tests, big upsets. With teams jockeying for positions within their conferences, there were plenty of exciting matches this weekend in D1A, D1AA, and DI Club.
With Indiana on a bye, Michigan State and Wisconsin shined in the Big Ten. The Spartans nipped Purdue, 17-14, to remain undefeated and Wisconsin blew out Iowa, 105-0, to improve to 3-1. Ohio State got back on the winning track with a... Read More
Zack Forro should be on campus preparing for Notre Dame College’s next rugby match, but instead he is in the Caribbean with the Ohio National Guard for ongoing hurricane disaster relief. Juggling school, rugby, and service is difficult, but for Zack, it’s another day in the life.
Like many US players, Forro picked up rugby late, starting his senior year at Mentor High School outside of... Read More
Only four teams remain undefeated after five weeks of play in the D1A Liberty Conference. Iona, Cortland, and UConn continued to be perfect with Northeastern winning its non-conference match against Boston College, 20-17. With no conference championship or playoffs this season, many teams will need to make their push quickly to call themselves division winners with only five weeks left.
Iona at... Read More
It was blowouts galore in the D1A Rugby East as Army, Wheeling Jesuit, and Kutztown each scored over 50 points in their victories. Although Kutztown’s match was against a non-conference foe, the outcomes were positive for different reasons. Each team was encouraged by their offensive output, but celebrated their defensive prowess just the same.
St. Bonaventure at Army
After a difficult defeat... Read More
A sloppy first half made way for a dominant naval second as the Midshipmen beat Air Force, 46-7, in the sixth annual meeting for the Lt. Colonel Kevin M. Shea Memorial Cup. At the Prusmack Rugby Complex in Annapolis, Md., the match was close at halftime, but Navy exploded for four tries in the first 20 minutes of the second half. Navy’s imposing defense led the way for the victory to bring back... Read More
In a flip from last week, it was the away teams’ turn to win as the visitors went 6-0 this weekend in the D1A Liberty Conference. Iona, Syracuse, and Cortland remained undefeated in their divisions and Delaware (2-1), Binghamton (3-1), and Rhode Island (1-1) picked up wins. Most of the matches were not close as the winning teams outscored their opponents by a total of 168 points.
Iona at Fordham... Read More
With three games on the slate in the D1A Rugby East, the schedule saw a slugfest between two powerhouses, a team pick up its first win, and a blowout in Buffalo. On Saturday, Penn State proved it is the team to beat in East with a 54-24 win over Kutztown, St. Bonaventure notched its first victory beating Wheeling Jesuit, and Notre Dame College clobbered Buffalo on the road.
Kutztown at Penn State... Read More
The scores speak for themselves this weekend as nearly 50 matches were played to the top competitive divisions of rugby.
In D1A, Penn State posted a 30-point win against Kutztown to assert itself as the team to beat in the Rugby East. Also in the conference, NDC and St. Bonaventure picked up victories over Buffalo and Wheeling Jesuit, respectively.
Indiana survived another Big Ten test with a... Read More
It was a difficult weekend to be on the road in D1A Liberty Conference. Colgate, Cortland, Syracuse, Tufts, and Delaware defended their home turfs with victories while Northeastern and Iona were the only teams able to win on the road.
Rutgers at Delaware
Searching for its first win of the fall, Delaware earned a convincing 45-15 victory over Rutgers on Friday night in Newark, Del. After Rutgers... Read More