GRR: 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.
Video of the August 24 clash between Wheeling Jesuit, in yellow, and Notre Dame College, in blue.
Wheeling Jesuit and Notre Dame College met Sunday in a preseason game between two varsity programs, with WJU coming out 26-7 winners.
It was a game designed to get both teams some on-field time as they gear up for their respective season - WJU is in Rugby East and will shoot for a DIA title this year, and Notre Dame College is in DII.