On a cold, wet day #6-ranked DII college team Towson University pulled off something of an upset in beating #4 Salisbury to win the Capital Rugby Conference.
The game was not a pretty one, with rain making for a slick ball, and many knock-ons. But it had plenty of drama, with Towson mounting a long goal-line stand at the end of the game to come away 13-10 winners.
You might have seen the video of Eric Sweeney playing scrumhalf for Towson University, taking the ball from the back of the scrum, running weakside and popping a kick over the top for a try against Georgetown.
As expected, Salisbury and Towson will meet for the Capital Conference championship once again as both won semifinal games this weekend.
Towson, ranked 2nd in the conference, defeated conference #3 Georgetown 38-22 to move on, while Salisbury defeated UMBC 81-20.
Salisbury University is now 4-0 in the Capital Men’s DII college conference after upending rivals 36-13 on Saturday.
It was a closer game than the score suggests, with the halftime score being 13-10.
But Salisbury co-captain Patrick Mullens said the key for his team was the kicking game.
Towson has struggled the last few seasons. After an incident with the university in fall 2013, the women’s team was placed on probation. The club was still allowed to play its matrix matches in the DII Capital conference; however, the coach was fired and certain strictures were placed on the team.