Men’s rugby continued their domination at home to start their 2021-22 season, cruising past division rival Hampden-Sydney College 64-0. Meanwhile on the road, men’s soccer took on Patrick Henry College and the Franciscan University of Steubenville on their home fields, ultimately splitting their road trip 1-1.
On Saturday, Christendom looked to pick up right where they left off in rugby last week, taking on Hampden-Sydney College for the first time this season. Christendom poured on the points early, ultimately taking down Hampden-Sydney 64-0. Hugh Wingate, John Kennedy, John Ascough, and James Hambleton all came up with two tries a piece, while Phil O’Herron and Chris Usher each scored a try as well.
With their second win of the young season, Christendom has now outscored their opponents 138-7 to begin the year, putting them atop the Small College Division in the Cardinals Collegiate Rugby Conference. They will look to keep their streak alive next Saturday, September 25 at home against Christopher-Newport University.
The men’s soccer team traveled to Patrick Henry College in the middle of the week for their second game of the season, looking to bounce back after a tough loss to Berkeley-NJ in their season opener. Christendom set the tone of the game early, with Mark LaRochelle scoring two goals in the first half and the Christendom defense keeping Patrick Henry at bay. LaRochelle scored one last goal in the second half, completing a hat trick, and Christendom’s defense did the rest, winning the game 3-0.
On Saturday, Christendom headed to Ohio to take on the Franciscan University of Steubenville in their home opener. The Barons came out strong, quickly putting up four goals in the first five minutes of the game. Despite the tough start, Christendom came together to hold off the Barons, with Mark LaRochelle scoring a goal at the 14:00 minute mark. Ethan Robertson followed with a goal of his own, but the early lead was too much to overcome for Christendom, with the team falling 6-2.
Christendom will continue its long road trip this week, taking on Potamac State College of WVU on Thursday, September 23, before playing one last away game on Monday, September 27 to close out the month.
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