GRR: Notre Dame College
While there is still plenty of opening-round playoff games to review, there’s one Round of 16 game that is building too much hype to ignore: Notre Dame College vs. Davenport. The Midwest sides combined for 232 points on Saturday, and didn’t surrender a point-against during the USA Rugby Women’s DII College Fall Championship, hosted by ACRA, Round of 32.
Take a look at the MARC Men's DII conference and you'll see plenty of teams with nice records, such as IUP and Rowan in Tier I, and East Stroudsburg and York in Tier II, but if you look closer you'll see that the team to watch is another - Notre Dame College.
It was an interesting weekend for Penn State. The nine-time DI champion hit the road for a double-header, but it was the friendly against the DII team, and not the DI conference game, that proved more challenging.
Last year, Winona, Notre Dame College, Vassar and Kutztown (in that order) finished atop ACRA’s division II. Here’s a look at what the Final Four did this weekend:
There were so many big scores between women’s colleges last weekend, but the one that stood out was the one that wasn’t supposed to happen. DII ACRA finalist Notre Dame College walloped USA Rugby DII champion Mary Washington 109-0.
Many questions arose, but both teams’ coaches confirmed the story behind that huge score: Notre Dame College is just that much better this year.