Men’s rugby and women’s volleyball continued their home domination this past weekend, with the rugby team defeating Christopher Newport University 91-5 and the volleyball team cruising past Appalachian Bible College in two tri-match victories. Meanwhile on the road, men’s soccer tied Mary Baldwin 3-3 and women’s soccer fell 6-0 to Franciscan University.

Since the start of the rugby season, Christendom has lived up to its #1 ranking from National Collegiate Rugby, defeating division opponents and making a statement to the rest of their conference. Saturday’s game against Christopher Newport University was no different, with Christendom scoring early and never looking back. The Kennedy brothers led the way for the team, with Owen scoring four tries and John scoring three. John Ascough scored three of his own tries, with James Hambleton also scoring twice.

Christendom now stands at 3-0 on their season and will finally hit the road now for the next few weeks, first taking on Washington and Lee on October 9.

In St. Louis the Crusader Gymnasium on Saturday, the women’s volleyball team looked to remain undefeated, taking on Appalachian Bible in a tri-match. They not only won both games, they won them each in straight sets — an impressive achievement. Agnes Wingate led the way for Christendom, scoring 16 points in both matches, with Claire Mense and Madalyn Messier both playing crucial roles as well with high kill percentages.

After their first month of play, the volleyball team stands at 4-0 and will next play Hollins University on October 2.

Both Christendom soccer teams continued their road trips this week, with men’s soccer falling 2-1 to Potomac State College of XVU in a tough loss earlier in the week before taking on Mary Baldwin on Monday. Mark LaRochelle, who currently leads the team in goals, continued to excel, putting Christendom up 3-2 late in the game. Mary Baldwin was able to pull even with four minutes left in the game, resulting in a 3-3 tie. The men’s soccer team now stands at 1-3-1 on the season.

In Ohio, the women’s soccer team lost 6-0 to Franciscan University of Steubenville, putting their record at 2-2 on the season. Both men’s and women’s soccer will return home this weekend, taking on Potomac State College of WVU.

For more information, please visit christendomathletics.com.

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