Northeastern University defeated Boston College in the Liberty DIA Conference Saturday, while the rest of the conference played challenge matches at Fairfield University.
Boston College and Northeastern will face off in the final of the Liberty Conference after both won semifinals over the weekend.
BC was very impressive in beating Syracuse (7-0 in conference play) 39-10 In Liberty games, Syracuse hadn’t given up more than two tries in any game, but against the Eagles, Syracuse gave up six.
Well we were 15-1 in our picks last week (including two "pick 'em" games that were very close); only our pick of Colorado State vs Colorado was wrong.
The top teams led the way in the Liberty this weekend, with Northeastern, Boston College, Syracuse, and Iona all winning.
With the D1A games coming up for October 12 we here at Goff Rugby Report think you need to see what the conference standings are.
PAC, California, and Red River have not kicked off yet, and the Mid-South is just getting a couple of games done in the fall. Here's what we have.
Iona and Syracuse are looking strong in the Liberty Conference after both beat key rivals this weekend.
Iona got two tries from Watson Filikitonga and from Mike Hay in a 79-10 dismissal of Fordham. Nine other Iona players touched down—Conor Byrne, Andrew Aglione, Phil Raviele, John Powers, Connor Buckley, Cam DiGiorgio, Doug Price, Tyler Ringwood, and Omar Mtarfi.
The Liberty Conference got into action this weekend with some interesting results that thrust a couple of teams into the contender category; that's kind of a long way of saying watch out for Northeastern.
It's a full weekend of D1A action this weekend. Here's a look at what's up:Rocky Mountain
BYU is at Colorado State in an early clash of two teams with conference hopes. We have a closer look at Colorado State, and the Rams have a ton of potential, but BYU's ability to reload and maintain has always been strong.
It was a day of crossover non-conference games and some conference openers in DIA rugby Saturday.
On the crossovers, Trinity continued its winning ways on its tour of the USA, beating Iona 61-12 in what Iona head coach Bruce McLane called a "great learning experience for Iona."
Nandipha Dube and Cam DiGiorgio scored tries for the Gaels in the loss.
Two undefeated teams in Liberty Empire faced each other this weekend, but only Syracuse finished the game with that record in tack. Like last weekend, the Hammerheads started strong, with Dermot Heavey touching down a loose ball on three minutes.
Thirteen teams from the Liberty Conference in D1A, as well as AIC, will assemble this weekend at Fairfield University for a series of Challenge matches.