The US Naval Academy defeated Central Washington 27-24 in overtime to move on to the Varsity Cup semifinals Saturday.
Navy put in a strong defensive performance, scored a crucial late try, and benefited from several clutch kicks at goal from power-running and multi-skilled No. 8 Connor McNerney (pictured kicking from the tee below right).
The Varsity Cup enters its quarterfinals and things get a little tougher for those who pulled out victories last week.
It's rematch time as BYU hosts Central Washington in a clash of one former and one current Varsity Cup team.
ELLENSBURG, Wash. – BYU started on a torrid pace and held on to beat Central Washington Saturday in Washington.
This was the first 15s loss of the season for CWU, and a nice boost for BYU after last week's victory over Saint Mary's. The Cougars powered in for two early tries and a penalty to lead 17-0 and held a 24-0 advantage at halftime.
Here's the latest from the CRC Qualifiers at the LVI.
Central Washington looked very strong Thursday in the opening day of the Las Vegas Invitational CRC Qualifier.
The Wildcats shut out Buffalo 34-0, Tulane 50-0, and beat Georgetown 34-5 on their way to the second-best points difference of the day (Lindenwood was a little better).
NEW YORK – The Varsity Cup has released the brackets for its 2017 playoff today, Feb. 22.
Fourteen well-regarded college teams will compete in a four-weekend playoffs. Two teams - the top finishers from 2016 that remain in the competition - will get a bye.
The National Intercollegiate Rugby Association, the league of NCAA Varsity women's college rugby teams, has named its All American list for the 2016-17 season.
Thirty-one athletes were chosen from the 14 college teams competing in NIRA, with another 12 making honorable mention. Here is the list:
2016-17 NIRA RUGBY ALL-AMERICANS
In one of the higher-ranked clashes of the early part of this spring DI college season, Central Washington defeated Lindenwood 21-3 19-3 in St. Charles, Mo. Saturday night.
Central Washington defeated Lindenwood-Belleville 45-12 Thursday night in Illinois in the first of a two-game Midwest trip for the CWU Wildcats.
Central Washington opens up its inter-collegiate 15s schedule Thursday with a game at Lindenwood-Belleville, and will follow that up with a face-off with Lindenwood St. Charles on Saturday night.