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Women’s Sevens National Collegiate Tournament
The Women’s Collegiate 7s title was won by Lindenwood who were also were victorious in the fifteen’s Women’s College event. The Lions shut out Penn State 20-0 to claim the sevens gold. All of the matches were played in Infinity Park, Glendale. Colorado.
Lindenwood confronted Life in the semis, winning narrowly 17-14. Penn State, with Eagle Tess Feury, had an easier semifinal round defeating Army 36-12
In the final, Penn State couldn’t get started, and Lindenwood experienced an easier match than anticipated.
Life beat a determined Army team 22-21 for third. Central Washington won 34-12 against Harvard for the Bowl Championship. Finally, Davenport beat a depleted Dartmouth squad 22-10 for the Shield.
Women’s Seven’s Open Division
Eight colleges started the two-day event with Air Force and Princeton atop the two pools. Air Force would continue to the finals where they beat Chico State 20-17 in what many viewers considered the Women's match of the day. Chico State led at the break 12-10 but a resurgent Air Force team outscored their opponents ten to five in the second half to win 20-17 for the gold.
Princeton secured bronze (3rd) easily handling Texas A&M. Bloomsburg beat Kennesaw State 15-12 for the Bowl.
Newcomer Queens University, Charlotte, North Carolina, took the Shield with a 36-0 win over Sam Houston State.
Penn Mutual College Rugby Championship - Sevens
In two weeks on Friday, June 1, and Saturday June 2, twelve Women’s sevens teams will meet in Chester, Pennsylvania, at Talen Energy Stadium for the 2018 Penn Mutual College Rugby Championship. Three colleges from the Women’s National Championship will appear at this classic invitational: Champion Lindenwood, Runners-Up, Penn State, and third place victor Life.
In the sixteen Women’s teams that played in both events, three came from the Ivy League: Dartmouth, Harvard, and Princeton, an excellent showing.