Christendom rugby returned to the pitch for their second game of the season, mounting an impressive comeback in the final minutes against Northern Virginia Men’s Rugby Club for a 31-24 win. Meanwhile, Crusader baseball traveled to Mid-Atlantic Christian University for a double-header, dropping both games.

After a yearlong wait, the Christendom Crusaders finally returned to competitive rugby this month, falling in a hard-fought game to VMI before traveling to Northern Virginia for their second game of the season on Saturday. Like the match against VMI, the game proved to be a hard-fought one between both sides. John Briggs and Owen Kennedy scored early tries, but the game ultimately came to a 19-19 tie as the clock winded down.

With only six minutes left in the match, Northern Virginia took a 24-19 lead. The Crusaders immediately drove down the field and scored, before Northern Virginia tied them again. As time expired, Kennedy pushed across the goal line for one final try. Vince Duhig delivered a kick to finish off the game, giving the Crusaders their first win of the season, 31-24.

Over on the baseball diamond, the Christendom Crusaders played the MACU Mustangs, with costly errors proving to be a difference maker in the first game. Thomas Sullivan went 3-4 with two RBIs, but the Crusaders ultimately lose 10-2. In the second game, the Crusaders took a 6-4 lead early, taking advantage of errors on the part of the Mustangs. As the game wore on, however, the Mustangs fought back, putting up five unanswered runs on the board before the Crusaders could score again. It was too little, however, and the Mustangs won 11-7.

The men’s baseball team will next play Central Penn on Wednesday, March 31, before competing in their first home game on Saturday, April 10. The men’s rugby team will play their sole home game of the season the same day.

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