Lindenwood defeated Arizona 88-5 Saturday in a non-conference meeting of two DIA teams.
Lindenwood is ranked #5 among all DI programs by Goff Rugby Report, while the Wildcats are #21.
Lindenwood travels to Texas to take on Arizona this weekend in a non-conference clash of two DIA hopefuls.
St. Mary’s held off a determined Lindenwood University 24-13 on a wet Saturday in Moraga, Calif.
The touring Lindenwood team started well, kicking a penalty goal thanks to freshman flyhalf Tadhg Leader, and then seeing loose forward and captain Sebastian Kalm cut in nicely on a support line, take the offload, and power through several Gaels tackles for a try next to the posts.
Twenty-five Lindenwood University rugby players are in California to get some tough competition before their conference season starts.
The Lions have been on the business end of a harsh lesson from St. Mary’s in previous years, so this time Head Coach JD Stephenson is looking to give the lesson at the beginning, rather than the end, of the season.
The fall has been an incredibly exciting season, as teams that have aligned with the varsity and DI Elite leagues have the freedom to book competitive games every weekend. Lindenwood has explored the eastern half of the country, and traveled south to Life University last weekend. The Lady Lions got more than a little pushback from the host, as the Running Eagles won 25-14.
Lindenwood went 2-0 during its second East Coast double-header, this time traveling farther south for matches against Virginia Women’s Rugby (UVA) and North Carolina. The Lady Lions dominated both matches to the tune of 118-5, and were able to exercise their depth during the Friday/Sunday schedule.
An absolutely fantastic weekend evolved in State College, Pa., as three of the top-ranked DI women’s colleges assembled for a round robin. This was no friendly series, however, as Penn State, Lindenwood, and Army all knew this competition would be the best competition they’d see before post-season.
Lindenwood’s first and second sides have played two games apiece, and they’ve combined for a 390-0 scoreline. But the Lady Lions aren’t padding their schedule with gimme games; those victories came against two traditionally strong DI teams, Northern Iowa and Indiana. And this weekend, the Missouri side travels to State College, Pa., to take on Army and Penn State.
While Lindenwood University’s men’s 1st 15 won’t play full-contact games until the New Year, that doesn’t mean they are complete idle, as the Lions look to shake up college rugby tradition and try something new - touch rugby.
It really was a new-look Lindenwood that took on Northern Iowa in a DI non-conference match today, and the Lady Lions controlled the match from start to end, writing a 132-0 victory into the books. The Missouri team then added a 55-0 shutout in the B side match.
Lindenwood University released an intimidating team photo yesterday. Sixty-one players, all clad in Lady Lions kit, stretched across the screen in three rows.