GRR: Mary Washington
After taking his team to three major finals, Gearoid Dunbar is leaving his post as Head Coach at New Mexico Tech to take the head job at Mary Washington, leaving a vacancy at the Miners.
Collegiate 7s is getting underway and we had some action this weekend—here's how it shook down.Warmup Time
Teams are looking for non-tournament ways to warm up and one example was at The Citadel, where the rugby program ran out two teams against College of Charleston and Coastal Carolina. Citadel B went a creditable 1-1 and Citadel's A-side won both games.
Queens University of Charlotte beat GRR's #1-ranked DIAA team Mary Washington 32-5 to cap off Senior Day and clinch the Chesapeake Conference championship Saturday.
The manner of the Queens victory was impressive. Yes UMW came very close to scoring more, but to hold the Mothers to five points when they had been averaging more than 60 before then is notable.
UMW Mother’s Rugby pulled off an impressive 43-12 win over Mount St. Mary's to remain undefeated in the Chesapeake Conference and set up a clash with similarly 5-0 Queens University Charlotte next week.
Mary Washington continued to play solid defense, as they have all season, and held the Mount to just three points until late in the game.
The top teams keep winning in the Chesapeake, but there is a showdown coming.
Mary Washington hosted Virginia Tech Rugby Saturday and came away 76-12 winners. These two programs have a long and respect-filled rivalry but the COVID shutdown has been tough on the club teams in the Chesapeake.