With the D1A National Collegiate Championship quarterfinal round in the Midwest and the East set for this Saturday, Davenport is at Life and Indiana hosts Lindenwood. Each team has a shot at making the Final, so competition to advance to the semifinals will be fierce.
Life made it to the Final last June and was inches from the tryline when St. Mary’s poached the ball for the win. Life is back... Read More
The quarterfinals for the D1A National Collegiate Championships are set for this Saturday and Sunday and nine of the most competitive clubs in the nation are set to clash. St. Mary’s will be looking for third championship in a row, but have the likes of Life, Lindenwood, Arizona, Utah, Indiana, Davenport, Cal Poly, and Air Force in the hunt to claim the title.
Since the Cal Poly versus Air Force... Read More
The Penn Mutual Varsity Cup is down to four and the D1A playoffs to eight. We die-hard rugby fans wish we could mesh the professionalism and exposure of the Penn Mutual Collegiate Rugby Championship with the inclusiveness of the D1A competition, and we’d all love to see Cal vs. Lindenwood, Central Washington vs. St. Mary’s, or Life vs. BYU. But that’s not the world in which we currently live.
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The field for the D1A National Rugby College 15s National Championships has been set and the first round matches are scheduled for April 16th. Twelve teams were selected with top four clubs earning opening round byes for claiming their conference championships. The seeds were determined by the final USA Rugby D1A Rankings and conference championship winners.
Life and Saint Mary’s earned the top... Read More
Life continued its undefeated campaign with a 34-0 victory over Davenport. In arduous conditions due to heavy snow, the Running Eagles used a simplified game plan to notch the shut out victory.
“It was pretty tough conditions…You could hardly see the ball. It was a bit of a nightmare. It was some of the toughest conditions we have played in this year,” Life assistant coach David Gannon said.... Read More
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
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
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