SOUTH EUCLID, Ohio -- Notre Dame College will hosts the US Naval Academy on Saturday, and while this is an intriguing clash of two very good, and very different rugby programs, the game is also notable for the pre-kickoff ceremony.
This fall the US Naval Academy rugby programs will unveil some very nice new digs as the Prusmack Rugby Complex will be completed and open for business.
The US Naval Academy defeated Kutztown in dramatic fashion to win the ACRC 7s in Virginia Beach, Va. Sunday.
Navy finished off Saturday’s pool play by winning the last game of the day with a try at the final whistle, and then did exactly the same thing on Sunday.
Navy utilized a physical approach combined with a willingness to test the width of defenses.
Ardmore, Pa. —The Naval Academy has joined the ranks of teams competing at the 2016 ACRC7s in Virginia Beach at the Sportsplex, April 30-May 1.
Matches take place Saturday from 10am-4pm and Sunday from 10am-3pm. Admission is $5 per day (kids under 12 free).
For the first time in the history of the Varsity Cup, Navy will not be in the semifinals, as Arkansas State ran out to a 24-0 halftime lead, and held off a Midshipmen surge to win the quarterfinal 31-24.
"We knew what we needed was a good defensive game plan and devotion to the defensive structure," said ASU Head Coach Shaun Potgieter. " In the first half we did that very well."
We're into the Quarterfinals of the Varsity Cup, and the games are a little tougher to pick, with an expectation that a couple, as least, will be close.
Here’s a quick rundown of the Varsity Cup games this weekend.
BYU smacked Arizona State 113-8 Saturday night to finish off the day's VC games.
The month of April is around the corner and that means playoff time in college rugby, including the Varsity Cup.
A 70th minute try from fullback Jake Lachina was the only try of a torrid second half as West Point defeated Navy 27-22 in the annual Army-Navy game.
The try was Lachina’s fourth of the day, as the wing scored three tries before the 15th minute.
One of the great college rugby rivalry games kicks off Saturday as the US Naval Academy hosts West Point in Annapolis.
This is a clash that has often defied predictions - seemingly struggling teams can often come out and win a supposedly superior opponent. That’s because this game means more to everyone - the players, the coaches, the fans - than any other.
In a tight and fairly dramatic clash between two very old rivals, Navy edged Penn State 24-20 in a non-conference game.