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Coast Guard Wins ACRA 7s

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Coast Guard Wins ACRA 7s

The Coast Guard women after taking the championship.

The American Collegiate Rugby Association (ACRA) 7s saw Coast Guard Academy win its 7s championships 

ACRA is a group of mostly Northeast women's D2-level rugby conferences that runs a 15s championship in the fall and 7s in the spring. They have essentially adopted the Rocky Mountain Conference as well, and the entire group maintains membership with USA Rugby.

Each conference sent two teams to the championship except for the Rocky Mountain, which sent only its champion, Colorado Mesa. That left one more spot and Vassar, the 15s ACRA champion took that. Vassar lost in the semifinals of the Tri-State Conference championship but it was the only loss of the season. So they secured an at-large bid.

Rugby Northeast: Colby College, Providence College

New England Wide: USCG Academy, Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Tri-State: Columbia University, Fairfield University

Rocky Mountain: Colorado Mesa University

Mid-Atlantic: Temple University, Kutztown University

At-Large: Vassar College

 

 

Columbia and Coast Guard both started 2-0 in Pool A and met for a place in the final. Coast Guard edged Columbia by a conversion, 7-5. Colorado Mesa looked solid, especially defensive, shutting out WPI and holding Vassar to a lone try. They also beat Fairfield 17-14.

In the placement games, Fairfield edged Temple 19-15 for 5th. Columbia beat Vassar 26-12 to take this, and in the final Coast Guard took care of Colorado Mesa four tries to one 20-7