GRR: Notre Dame College
Sunday’s DIAA semifinal in Pittsburgh was exactly the opposite of what Notre Dame College wanted.
The Falcons wanted dry conditions, and a chance for open running. Instead, they got a mud bowl, and a big, physical University of Cincinnati team that looked at least a little more comfortable playing in that mud.
Bowling Green and Notre Dame College will face off for the DIAA championship at Furman University the weekend of December 3 as both teams won very close semis Sunday.
Four teams are left in the Men's DIAA College playoffs after Saturday's results; here's a rundown:
Notre Dame College rode a smart forward effort and a dynamic backline all the way to the 2015-16 DIAA final last season, only to be outdone by unexpectedly wet weather, and a UC Davis team with an excellent game plan.
USA Rugby has released the Men's College DIAA fall playoff bracket, after some time negotiating and working with various issues within the conferences.
Eight teams will participate, and seeds are as follows:
1. Notre Dame College - Notre Dame College Over Lindenwood-Belleville