The USA Rugby Fall Championships, hosted by ACRA, was marked by rematches. In DI, USA Rugby's best (Penn State) and ACRA's best (Norwich) replayed an early-season thriller (read more). In DII, last year's ACRA finalists revisited the pitch, and the trophies exchanged hands.
During the 2013-14 season, the women’s college landscape lacked unity. ACRA had formed and more than half of the country’s programs aligned with its fall league and championships. Some fall conference winners accepted automatic bids to USA Rugby’s spring playoffs, but many didn’t, which meant diluted competition for the spring national championship.
Quinnipiac showed plenty of grit against the Penn State Nittany Lions, but two first-half yellow cards against the Bobcats and two tries by PSU wing Tess Feury led to a 13-5 halftime lead for the eight-time National Champions and ultimately a 35-12 victory.