The Seattle Saracens defeated Central Washington 45-14 in a friendly Saturday. After playing an NCRC game on the same day against the University of Washington, the Wildcats struggled to keep pace with an incredibly talented Saracens side.
Seattle did all the scoring the first half, netting a 19-0 cushion at the break. The Saracens punished Central Washington for playing too much rugby inside its... Read More
On the back of a strong first half, Life University defeated Lindenwood 25-21 in Marietta Ga., Saturday. The Running Eagles jumped out to a 22-0 halftime lead and withstood a late charge from Lindenwood to earn the victory.
Traveling to Georgia, Lindenwood had a slow start to the game and Life punished the Lions. “You can’t come out of the blocks and not start firing against a team like Life in... Read More
Taking advantage of their opponent’s lack of discipline and creating offense from the counterattack and kicking game, the Clemson Tigers amassed a substantial lead on the way to a 34-12 victory over Wheeling Jesuit in Charlotte, N.C. The Tigers held the Cardinals scoreless in the first half and exploited multiple cards to break out with a total of five tries to bring a win back to South Carolina... Read More
Coming off a rough loss to BYU, #4 Saint Mary’s rebounded to win 48-10 over #19 Cal Poly, and San Diego State outlasted a confident Santa Clara squad for the 59-44 victory.
Saint Mary’s at Cal Poly
The Gaels of Saint Mary’s continued their romp through the California Conference with a 48-10 pummeling of Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo, Calif. After a difficult first half, the Gaels scored four... Read More
The college season is getting serious. We had three top-10 match-ups on the weekend, with our rankings holding up through all of them. Two were squeakers, and the other not so much.
Top-ranked BYU overcame a halftime deficit to beat No. 4 St. Mary's, 32-28. No. 2 Cal wallopped then-No. 7 Utah, 82-5. And third-ranked Life nipped Davenport, 28-25. The higher ranked team won each game, making us... Read More
80 minutes of rugby between two ranked programs came down to a conversion off the foot of UCLA’s flyhalf. Lined up near the left touch line, Ben Francis’ successful kick gave No. 15 UCLA the 31-29 win over No. 24 Arizona at Sitton Field in Tempe, Ariz. A slow first half birthed an action-packed second half where the game opened up with a total of seven tries.
“It was contested with errors on both... Read More
With the score knotted at 25-25 in the waning moments of the game, No. 3 Life’s flyhalf, Blaine McIlroy, set up the game-winning penalty kick. Eighth-ranked Davenport could only watch as the shot from 35 meters out sailed through the uprights for the three-point Life victory, 28-25, in Marietta, Ga.
“We made a few mistakes early in the game,” Life head coach Tui Osbourne stated. “It was try back... Read More
After being down by eight points at halftime, top-ranked BYU scored 22 points in the second half to outpace No. 4 Saint Mary’s 32-28 in Moraga, Calif. Saturday. It was a tough, hard-fought match between two National Champions, BYU the two-time defending Varsity Cup champion and St. Mary's the D1A titleist.
BYU is undefeated in six games this season and stretches its winning streak to 18 games... Read More
Wheeling Jesuit opened its spring account with a huge deposit in the win column, knocking off Navy, 25-19, in Annapolis, Md. Saturday. The Cardinals built a 20-0 halftime lead and did enough to secure the win in the latter 40 minutes.
The Cardinals took the lead just after the opening restart. They opted for touch off a very early Midshipman penalty, win the lineout, and put the ball through a... Read More