You are here
Lindenwood doubled up Davenport in St. Charles, Mo. Saturday, 64-32, to
advance to the D1A semifinals. The Lions were white hot from the start,
jumping out to a 31-8 lead in the first half.
"Everything just finally started to click for us," said Lindenwood coach JD
Stephenson. "The conditions were suitable, and we had a referee that really
allowed the ball to play. I think a lot of things kind of went our
In total, Lindenwood scored 10 tries, with two coming from fullback Morgan
Findlay, who was thought to be lost to injury for the season earlier this
spring, but returned just a couple of weeks before the postseason. Flyhalf
Ben O'Donnell ran in a hat trick.
"He's a bit of a quiet achiever. He keeps to himself. He's a very kind of
humble kind of guy," said Stephenson of O'Donnell.
"He's pretty slippery in attack. I think when you've guys like Morgan
Findlay starting at fullback, it puts some pressure on the outside backs,
so they're more worried about drifting instead of looking toward the inside
backs, and I tihnk that's what made Ben's job a bit easier today."
The win was Lindenwood's third over Davenport this season, and it sees the Lions awaiting the result of St. Mary's vs. Santa Clara later today. If the Gaels win as expected, the Lions will travel to Moraga, Calif. next weekend.