Rugby Recap: October 6th – 8th

As temperatures decrease across the nation, rugby is only heating up! Here are your scores for college and university rugby from across the United States.

Men’s D1A 

In Big 10 play, Illinois defeated Purdue 34-11. Michigan State blew out Michigan 26-0, while Wisconsin won a close one versus Ohio 18-14.

In the Liberty Conference, Tuft defeated Rhode Island 24-18. UConn took down Fairfield 55-14, while Rutgers slammed Albany 47-17. Binghamton took a solid win over Brockport 79-12, and Cortland felled Syracuse 34-17. Iona saw a massive win over Delaware 81-0, and Fordham beat Stony Brook 19-15.

In the Rocky Mountain Conference, Colorado State defeated Wyoming 69-6. In a rivalry match worthy of note, Air Force took on Navy at Annapolis for the Shea Cup. In a one sided contest, Navy defeated the Air Force Zoomies 46-7 to win back the Cup.

Photo by Life RFC

Women’s D1 Elite

Life University had two active sides playing this weekend. The varsity side saw a massive win against Nashville 84-0, while the junior varsity powered through Tropical Storm Nate to defeat Lee University 46-7. Central Washington rehashed their 2016 finals match up against Quinnipiac, ultimately winning the fixture 31-22.

Men’s D1AA

In the Chesapeake Conference, Towson squeezed out a tight win versus Mount St. Mary’s 27-22. Mary Washington slammed Salisbury 51-5, and Virginia Tech topped Virginia 52-7.

In the Ivy League, Brown handled Columbia 48-5. Dartmouth smashed Yale 61-3, and Harvard beat Princeton 66-12.

In the SCRC Conference, Tennessee took down Ole Miss 53-17. Alabama beat Auburn 37-3, and USF played forfeit to UNF.

Women’s D1

In the Big 10, Notre had a 100th milestone win versus Michigan 71-17.

In NIRA play, Dartmouth defeated Harvard 39-10. Brown defeated Princeton 69-10, while Army fell to Lindenwood 90-5.

Photo by Angelo Pokluda

Men’s D2

In the Lone Star Conference, Abilene Christian University faced down their rivals in the Abilene Rugby Club for the I-20 Cup. Abilene Christian ultimately fell short against their cross town opposition, the final score reading 17-15. In another Cup match, Sam Houston State fought off Stephen F. Austin 41-17 to keep the Fleet-Mahon Cup for the third consecutive year. San Angelo State beat UNT 40-26, while Texas State fell to Texas A&M 47-22.