Rugby Recap: September 1st – 3rd

It’s that time of year again, XV’s Season is upon us! Here is your score report from across the Nation and Divisions. In Men’s Collegiate play, San Angelo State started their season with an upset versus the Red Raiders of Texas Tech 38-33. Elsewhere Air Force downed Utah State 86-24, while Albany defeated Stony Brook 19-12 among adverse circumstances. In a weekend double header, both sides of UMW saw action against Christendom and Griffins U23 side. Versus Christendom College UMW was victorious 36-19, and against the Griffins UMW took home the win 63-5. Ball State suffered a defeat at the hands of IUPUI 35-0, and Minnesota topped University of Kansas 31-28.

Photo by UM RFC

Army faced a double match weekend against American International College and New England College. The Black Knights of West Point emerged victorious on both fronts, winning 56-29 over the AIC and 42-24 versus New England. Kutztown pulled a draw against Doylestown 34-34, but Norwich drew a victory versus Colgate University 20-17. Palmer College faced off against Metropolis RFC in a cross town friendly, but ultimately fell short 20-16 after full time. Last but not least, Fordham University defeated James Madison University in their pre-season match 20-5.

Photo by Steve Zomberg

In the Men’s Senior Division,preseason has been heating up among Conferences. The El Paso Scorpions saw a successful weekend topping the Brujos 17-12, and the Las Cruces Horny Toads 52-0. The Crescent City Blues saw a victory over the Gretna Krewe, scoring 35-5 in eighty minutes.