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NIRA Playoffs Start This Weekend

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NIRA Playoffs Start This Weekend

The Dartmouth Big Green will square off against fellow Ivy and eight-seed Brown University in the NIRA quarterfinals on Saturday, November 10.  Two-seed Harvard University will face six-seed American International College, three-seed Quinnipiac University takes on seven-seed Notre Dame College and the remaining  quarterfinal matchup will pit four-seed Army at West Point against five-seed Norwich University

Quarterfinal rounds will be held at the campus of the higher seed. Dartmouth will host the Tier 1 semifinal and championship games on Friday, November 16 and Sunday, November 18. Semifinals and championship games will be aired on ESPN+. 

In NIRA Tier 2 action Mount St. Mary's emerged as the top-seeded team and will host two-seed Sacred Heart University on Saturday, November 10 in the 2018 Tier 2 Cup Championship game. The Cup Championship will be aired by MSMU Athletics.


Quarterfinals – Saturday, November 10

#8 Brown University at #1 Dartmouth College – 2:00 p.m. EST

#7 American International University at #2 Harvard University – TBD

#6 Notre Dame College at #3 Quinnipiac University – TBD

#5 Norwich at #4 Army at West Point –  TBD


NIRA Cup Championship (Tier 2) – Saturday, November 10

Sacred Heart University at Mount St. Mary's University – 2 p.m. EST


Semifinals – Friday, November 16 – Game Times  12 p.m. & 2:00 p.m. EST

Semi 1 – 1 v. 4 TBD

Semi 2 – 2 v. 3 TBD


Finals – Sunday, November 19 – 1:00 p.m. EST

For more information on NIRA visit www.nirarugby.com or follow NIRA on Facebook @NCAAwomensrugby and Twitter @NIRArugby