Quinnipiac defeated Army 22-17 to tighten its grip on a semifinal place in the NIRA Women's NCAA DI competition.
NIRA action outside of DI was relatively quiet as many teams played cross-divisional matches, but in DI it was a big weekend, one with potentially significant ramifications within the new Power Ratings.
Let’s take a look:
This was a weekend of fairly lopsided results in NIRA, but it was also a bit of a bounceback for some.
It was a close win for Army but was it enough to get 2nd place?
While Dartmouth enjoyed the culmination of an undefeated run with an astonishing 85-0 defeat of Brown over the weekend, thanks to four tries from Ariana Ramsey—four tries in a row, actually—Army and Harvard were in a battle.
Sacred Heart welcomed Princeton into the NCAA rugby sorority with an emphatic 53-21 defeat of the Tigers.
Alyssa Cunningham logged 19 points on seven conversions and a try, while Fabiola Millien-Faustin touched down twice in a solid team effort for Sacred Heart. Millien-Faustin's first try took less than three minutes to score and the Pioneers led 31-0 at halftime.