GRR: Life University
The Women's Club 7s Championships is a relatively small tournament—only 14 teams—but it promises to be highly competitive as the event gets set for Starfire Sports Complex in Tukwila this weekend.
Put on by the Washington Athletic Club of Seattle, the USA Club 7s Championships may well see the team sponsored by the hosts take home the Signes Cup.
Lindenwood defeated Life 24-14 in the final of the Men’s CRC Monday afternoon, surprising many who expected Life’s high octane attack to get the better of the Lions.
But unleashing a physical, aggressive defensive strategy, Lindenwood took away Life’s ability to exploit space and got in the faces of the Running Eagles.
Lindenwood University won the 2021 CRC women's bracket with a tense, physical 10-7 win over Life University.
Lindenwood and Life look the business in the Women's CRC Saturday, with both teams winning comfortably as they rolled through the first day of competition.
Life shut out Allegheny 45-0 and Iowa State 46-0 to make it to the semifinals. Life was very physical in contact and it was often their defense that produced their scoring opportunities.
The Women's CRC in New Orleans may well be a foregone conclusion in terms of who makes the final, but we could have a dark horse or two.
Lindenwood's 15s team has been dominant this season, and while that doesn't necessarily mean the Lions will roll through a 7s tournament, history tells us that Lindenwood, paced by MA Sorensen Award-winner Richelle Stephens, will be fully prepared.