The Keystone 7s Series kicks off this weekend with eight teams in attendance at James Madison University.
James Madison University capped off their fall in DIAA rugby with a conference championship as JMU defeated Pitt 39-27 Sunday to win the Keytone.
A DII program just last year, JMU avenged their October 17 loss to the Panthers (31-27).
James Madison upset St. Joseph’s 33-13 to secure a place in the Keystone Conference final on Sunday at Shippensburg University.
The game was much closer than the score might indicate, with St. Joe’s actually leading 13-12 with about 16 minutes to go. It was then that JMU went over for the go-ahead try.
The University of Pittsburgh is into the Keystone Conference final after defeating Temple 36-12 Saturday.
Pitt ran out to a commanding lead in the first half thanks to tries from David Zimmerman, Timothy Connell, Christian Quiros, and Andrew Knuttel. Quiros hit a conversion and two penalties for a 28-5 halftime lead.