Christendom rugby defeated Wake Forest University in the first home playoff game in college history this past weekend, winning 42-13. The rugby playoffs win sends them into the Regional Championship round next weekend — one step closer to another National Championship title.
After winning their Conference Championship last weekend, Christendom rugby returned home to continue their march towards the National Collegiate Rugby Championship. Alumni and students braved cold, windy conditions to watch Christendom take on Wake Forest — the first-ever matchup between both teams.
With the roar of their fanbase behind them, Christendom quickly jumped on the board in the first half. Owen Kennedy again led the way, scoring two tries for Christendom. Five tries total were scored by Christendom in the first 40 minutes, putting them up 27-5 with just another forty minutes to go.
The second half kicked off with another Christendom try, this time from Michael Ciskanik. Kennedy again followed soon after, with one final try coming from Andrew Mead to close the game. After 80 minutes of play, Christendom walked away with their first home playoff victory, 42-13.
With the Conference Championship and now the first round against Wake Forest complete, Christendom will next travel to Charleston, South Carolina to compete in the Regional Semifinal against #9 Loyola Maryland on Saturday, November 20. If they win, they will next play the winner of #7 Catholic University of America vs. Sewanee: University of the South on Sunday in the Regional Championship game.
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