So UC Davis is back to defend the team’s national DIAA championship, and so far it’s all gone well.
Yes the team decided to change coaches, and their old coach, who won a national championship with the Aggies, ends up getting into the US Rugby Hall of Fame, but maybe what Mike Purcell created was such a good platform that the winning couldn’t help but continue.
The USA Rugby women's DI (spring) final is set with Virginia and UC Davis winning their playoff brackets this weekend.
Sacramento State and UC Davis will meet each other Sunday afternoon after the teams won Pacific Western semifinal games Saturday.
UC Davis handled Nevada fairly comfortably 35-3.
While Central Florida, University of Virginia, UC San Diego, UC Davis, and Washington State hold the top seeds of their conferences, they are very aware that this weekend's DI Collegiate Women's Round of 8 will consist of the most challenging competition yet.
Tomorrow, University of Washington (North #2), Chico State (West #2), UC Berkeley (West #3), UCSD (South #1), UCLA (South #2), Washington State (North #1), Arizona State (South #3), and UC Davis (West #1) will be competing in the Pacific Mountain Rugby Conference playoffs and a place in the national Women's DI Spring Quarterfinals.
Eight of the nine Pacific Western Conference teams are in action this weekend, including defending national DIAA champs the UC Davis Aggies.
Davis is 3-0 and in good position to win the conference again, but the Aggies face a stern test with Stanford, which has started 2-0-1.
In an unexpected turn of events, the University of California, Davis soundly defeated Stanford University 46-19 this past Saturday.
Stanford, a DI Elite team, used to be a group that moved ball wide quickly to break the gain line and use the advantage to score flashy tries - but that didn't happen this time around.
The UC Davis Aggies are the Men’s DIAA college champions after defeating Central Florida in a hard slog of a final 18-15 at Kennesaw State University’s Fifth Third Bank Stadium Saturday.
The Aggies had to come back from a 15-3 halftime deficit to do it, but eventually worse down a UCF team used to putting away their opposition early.
(submitted by Stanford Rugby) Stanford defeated a fast, physical, and athletic UC Davis for the second time this season, extending their Pacific Mountain Conference (PMC) West record to 4-0. In the first encounter, Stanford staged a late come-back to overcome the Aggies.