When IUP lost their most celebrated player and their captain to injury a few weeks ago, the team was shaken up, and while they won that game, rebounding from the loss of RJ Beach had to be a key part of the rest of their season.
Enter Brian Arnold, who stepped in as the captain, and now our GRR Men's D2 Player of the Week.
GRR's #1-ranked men's D2 college team IUP defeated Kent State Saturday 63-0 in a game that was more competitive than the score indicates.
Shaking off the controversy of yesterday, IUP won two very tight games to take National Collegiate Rugby's Men's DII National 7s Championship Monday in New Orleans.
IUP hosted a St. Paddy's Day 7s tournament last weekend and the hosts came out on top, defeating Kent State 26-14 in the final.
IUP capped off a fairly dominant season in the Allegheny with a 46-0 shutout of Kent State in the conference final on Sunday.
With the Allegheny not having too many teams able to hang with the top echelon, the playoffs was one semifinal—Kent State vs West Virginia—on Saturday for the chance to play the Crimson Hawks on Sunday.