GRR: Arkansas State
The #2-ranked team in the Eastern half of D1A, the Lindenwood Lions, downed the Arkansas State Red Wolves 41-10 in the quarterfinals of the D1A Playoffs Saturday.
The Lions scored 34 unanswered points after being down 10-7 in the first half. Lindenwood was led in scoring by Evan Williams with 16 points, and Nick Hardrict II with two tries.
The Eastern side of the DIA quarterfinals mirrors the Western side in that one matchup is one we've seen a couple of times before.
Lindenwood defeated Arkansas State 17-5 Saturday night in a defensive-minded Mid-South clash.
With the win Lindenwood improves to 4-0 in the conference.
Dominance from the Lions in the scrum, as well as consistent execution in the kicking game allowed, Lindenwood to win what turned out to be a game decided by stingy defense and consistent field territory.
Lindenwood put on a defensive showing to the tune of a 25-0 shutout of Arkansas State, scoring four tries and, with that, a bonus point in the Mid-South conference.
Arkansas State opened their spring season with a 43-19 win over the Dallas Rugby Football Club in muddy conditions Saturday at the Little Rock Rugby Complex.
Try scorers were TJ van Rensburg, Matt Hickey, Aidan Ridgway (three), Evan Roode, and Mazvitaishe Nyamarebvu, with van Rensburg adding a conversion and Nyamarebvu adding three.