GRR: Coast Guard Academy
Hartford and Coast Guard both won big, setting up a likely all-marbles clash in two weeks in the New England Wide Conference.
Coast Guard ran out to a 43-7 halftime lead over Quinnipiac and cruised to a 69-7 win.
Coast Guard and Hartford look to be on a collision course in the New England Wide conference in Men's DII College, as both won this weekend.
For Hartford, it was a big Saturday as they beat defending conference champs Springfield 20-10. Club president and Troy Solt flyhalf/fullback said the Hawks entered the season expecting to do some good things.
The Coast Guard Academy and University of Hartford remain atop the New England Wide Collegiate Conference after the undefeated CGA team beat the undefeated and defending conference champion Springfield squad, and Hartford also won.
In a game that was at hotly-contested as you might expect, Springfield held off Coast Guard in the first half and led 10-7.
The Coast Guard Academy defeated Boston University 48-10 Saturday to improve to 7-2.
CGA was supposed to play a midweek game against Norwich on Wednesday to finish off the two teams' regular season, however, the NECRC conference was informed by USA Rugby that the #2 seed needed to be confirmed by the end of this weekend.
There are no certainties in the New England Wide conference, and last weekend’s 10-10 tie between the top two teams tightens an already tense race. With three weekends of league play remaining, the top four Tier I teams are separated by only seven standings points (view here).