The Bowl Series kicked off Saturday with three very intriguing challenge matches held at Iona College.
The game of the day may well have been the opening game, as hosts Iona faced off with ECRC champs AIC. Iona has shown they don’t really like to back down from any opponents, and the Gaels brought an aggressive, hard-charging defense to the contest.
The Rugby Bowl Series schedule has been set, with 12 college rugby teams facing off this coming weekend at Iona College.
It's Rutgers v St. Joe's for the Keystone Conference title as both teams won games Saturday.
Both teams had to work for it in today's semifinals. St. Joe's beat West Chester 44-22, but West Chester led early and it was 17-15 well into the game. But tries from Ryan Stickno and Greg McTiernan put the Hawks ahead by 14, and Noah Niumataiwalu and Jimmy Wolfer closed it out.
Of the three Keystone Conference playoff games played Saturday, certainly the Temple v Pitt matchup was the most intriguing.
While Rutgers thrashed Lock Haven 96-0, and West Chester took care of Millersville 68-13, the #3-seed Temple upset #2-seed Pitt 38-31.
The Keystone Rugby Confefence will kick off in late September in a mad rush of a season that involves eight teams.
With James Madison having moved on to the Chesapeake Conference, and Shippensburg men's rugby on suspension, the conference is back to eight teams in two divisions.