Chesapeake Conf. News
UMW hosted a 7’s tournament at home today and once again came out on top after five victories over a tough field.
Towson University will be joining the MARC in the fall of 2019 and competing in the MARC's D1AA division.
Towson was for years an accomplished DII team until it combined with other DII, DI, and NSCRO teams to form the Chesapeake Conference three years ago. The Chesapeake was a huge success, but meanwhile, the MARC has been moving a bit further South in the teams that compete.
The University of Mary Washington has pulled off two straight tournament victories in the Chesapeake Conference series.
This has been a difficult task to accomplish over the last couple of years, as the Chesapeake has several strong 7s teams, and winning consistently is very difficult.
On a cold, rainy weekend, UMW went 5-0 in this past weekend's tournament.
The Chesapeake Collegiate Conference has named its first-team and second-team all-conference players.
The University of Mary Washington had to battle for it, but came away with a four-try bonus point and a 22-12 victory over Virginia Tech in the Chesapeake Conference.
it was a muddy affair in Blacksburg, Va,, but it was enough for the Mothers to almost clinch the Chesapeake. UMW just has to garner a single bonus point from its final two league games to secure 1st place.
Big news out of Emmitsburg, Md. as Mount Saint Mary’s has elevated the men’s rugby program to the status of Premier Team Sport.
University of South Carolina won the opening Chesapeake Conference 7s tournament of the season, beating James Madison 14-7 in the final.
Played in snowy conditions at Towson University, the tournament included six teams from the Chesapeake and several others from outside the conference (including USC).
In a entertaining and rainy day of rugby the UMW Futures side beat Christendom College 36-19 and the UMW first side ran out a 63-5 decision over the Griffins u23 side from NoVA.
James Madison played in all four of the Chesapeake Conference 7s series tournaments, and didn't win any of them, but in the final championship tournament this past weekend, JMU came through with a series of surprise results to take the title.
The University of Maryland won the 2nd Chesapeake Collegiate Conference tournament this past weekend, defeating tournament hosts James Madison in the final.
The University of Mary Washington rugby program and the Austin Huns rugby club will officially announce tomorrow a partnership.