SLU Takes Spring Hill 7’s

Saint Louis University made the haul to Mobile, Ala. Saturday and came away with the cup championship after beating the University of Florida in a thrilling overtime match.

SLU kicked off pool play by defeating Spring Hill College and Lost Boys but lost Florida 21-7.

The Billikens went on to play the University of Alabama in the semi-finals for another shot at first place. After a tough match, SLU walked away with a 7-0 victory.

With the Gators defeating Mississippi State 21-14, SLU would get their shot at revenge.

In a exciting overtime match, SLU went on to defeat Florida 19-12 to take home the cup championship.

SLU makes a break down the field. Photo by Elizabeth Kasongo.
SLU makes a break down the field. Photo by Elizabeth Kasongo.

On the consolation bracket, Spring Hill College took home the Bowl after defeating the University of Louisiana Lafayette 28-26 in another overtime match.

Spring Hill College, who recently announced they will be moving to Division I as an independent, suffered two tough losses to SLU 19-12 and Florida 17-15.

After conquering The Lost Boys 31-0, the team moved on to the consolation playoffs.

Heading to the semi-finals, the Badgers were down 14-0 at half to the University of Alabama Birmingham. With a surge in the second half, SHC was able to tie up the game and send it into overtime and eventually seized the victory 24-19.

With a 31-0 victory over The Lost Boys, ULL would meet SHC in the bowl finals.

Malachi Jones leaps for the ball. Photo by Elizabeth Kasongo.
Malachi Jones leaps for the ball. Photo by Elizabeth Kasongo.

ULL drew first blood by scoring two tries in the first half but the Badgers would not quit and went on to tie the game and send it into their second overtime game of the tournament.

The Badgers went on to win 28-26.

The SLU Billikens now move on to the Gateway 7’s Conference tournament April 9th and the Badgers will host Loyola on that date as well.

*CORRECTION 3/21/2016: Tulane was not a part of the Spring Hill College 7s Tournament. A combined side made up of players from multiple teams, including several developmental Tulane players, played. This team was called the Lost Boys. They were mistaken for Tulane University. 

 

 

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