For a new conference, the Chesapeake Collegiate has been a rousing success.
Few conferences can boast so many close games, and the conference itself is still hugely competitive, with five teams still in with a shot at a conference title.
Mount Saint Mary’s is still in first place in the new Chesapeake Collegiate Conference, but they better look over their shoulder, because Virginia Tech is coming.
The Mount handed Mary Washington a 32-10 defeat Saturday to move to 3-1 in the conference and 16 standings points.
The University of Mary Washington defeated Salisbury University in Fredericksburg, Va. Saturday in the 2nd Chesapeake Rugby Conference game for both teams.
UMW got out to a fast start with a try from flyhalf Terence McPhillips in the first few minutes. This began up a flurry of scoring from UMW as they posted 17 points in the first 15 minutes.
The new Chesapeake Conference looks to be exactly what teams wanted when they formed it - a very competitive competition for college teams that are close to each other and are motivated to play.
The brand-new Chesapeake Rugby Conference opened up for business this weekend with three games.
A week after suffering a big defeat at the hands of Notre Dame College, Wheeling Jesuit rebounded with a dramatic 43-39 win over newly-minted Chesapeake Conference team Mount Saint Mary's Saturday.
Mount Saint Mary's University in Emmitsburg, Md. hosted the Girls HS All Americans U18s and U16s as they faced off with the Quebec U18s and U16s.
It was a very successful assembly for the HS All Americans, as they won all four of the games, but it was also successful in terms of what MSM was able to provide the players, and the experience for the players.
The newly-formed Chesapeake Conference has finalized its schedule for the fall of 2016.
The National Small College Rugby Organization championship trophy is in the hands of Mount Saint Mary’s, but it could have so easily been somewhere else.
Approval and backing for a college rugby team from the university administration is still a rare and elusive thing, but at some colleges it’s becoming a reality.
The National Small College Rugby Organization continues to produce strong teams at the highest levels, with some of those teams moving up to higher divisions, and this weekend Mount St. Mary’s showed that they might be in position to be the next.
MSM defeated longtime DII power Salisbury 22-17 Saturday.