Over the weekend, the rugby team travelled to Raleigh, NC, to play in the Mid-Atlantic South Regional Championship, competing for a spot in the NSCRO 15’s National Tournament. To qualify for this tournament, the Crusaders defeated Duke University 46-7 and Washington and Lee 30-29 at the Cardinal Conference Tournament, and Lander University 86-0 at the mid-south qualifier.
On Saturday, the team played the Susquehanna University River Hawks. Both teams played well, but the Crusaders ultimately came out on top with a final score of 58-29. This win put them in the championship game against Loyola of Maryland on Sunday. After a hard fight and relentless effort from the Crusaders, the team ultimately fell 48-30.
Despite this loss, the team had a remarkable fall season. The season record stands at 7-4, and the Crusaders took on and defeated much larger schools, including William & Mary, Duke University, and Washington and Lee. While this loss means that the team does not qualify for the National 15’s tournament, the team will attempt to qualify for the National 7’s tournament in the spring.
The men’s basketball team will be traveling on Wednesday for their final game of the semester against NCAA Division I school, North Carolina Central. The team will pick up again in the spring semester, with games scheduled against Valley Forge, Washington Adventist, Belmont Abbey, and Mid-Atlantic Christian.