Women's D1 college rugby started to look a little more like the season is underway this week.
Teams such as Texas A&M, Notre Dame College, Kent State, Syracuse, and Southern Nazarene are all coming off impressive victories.
Harvard laid down a statement win over the weekend with a 48-19 defeat of Quinnipiac in Week Two of NIRA action.
Sacred Heart's impressive showing against Princeton has sparked a bit more expectation for a tighter NIRA D1 this season.
Confidence and Trust Help Sacred Heart to Opening NIRA Win
Making their debut in NIRA Princeton got a warm rugby welcome from Sacred Heart to the tune of a 53-21 defeat handed out by the Pioneers.
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.