Christendom’s men’s rugby team rolled over Old Dominion University during Homecoming Weekend, defeating the team 96-0 and continuing their undefeated season. Elsewhere on Crusader Fields, the men’s soccer team also picked up another win with a 4-1 defeat of Central Penn, while the women’s soccer team fell 3-2 and women’s volleyball won 3-0 on the road.
The men’s rugby team has been dominant thus far this fall 15s season, including a huge win over DII University of Virginia in their last game. Playing in front of a huge crowd for the college’s Homecoming Weekend, the team quickly jumped ahead within seconds of the game starting, thanks to a try from David Foeckler. From that point on, there was no looking back for Christendom, with the team putting up 51 unanswered points in the first half alone. Foeckler scored two tries in total, with John Healey and John Keenedy each scoring a pair of tries as well.
The second half was the same story, with Foeckler scoring two more tries and helping lead Christendom to a dominant 96-0 victory. With that, Christendom is now one win away from a perfect fall regular season. They will fight for that historic achievement at the end of October with a game against the Virginia Military Institute.
Meanwhile, the men’s soccer team looked to bounce back from a tough road trip, taking on Central Penn at home. Central Penn jumped to an early 1-0 lead within the first ten minutes, until Joe Madigan tied the game 1-1 near the close of the first half. In the second, Christendom took control of the game, with Bobby Vander Woude scoring back-to-back goals and Madigan picking up one more. Christendom ultimately won the game 4-1 — their third win of the season.
Also at home, the women’s soccer team took on Montgomery College. Despite Christendom’s defense fighting hard to hold Montgomery back, they scored twice in the first half before Colleen Kosten brought Christendom within one goal. Montgomery would score one more time in the second half, however, which would prove to be enough. They defeated the women’s soccer team 3-2, pushing Christendom to a 6-6 record.
Finally, the women’s volleyball team continued their road trip, traveling to Hollins University for a tri-match. While they would fall in straight sets to Hollins, the team bounced back in the second game against Regent University, defeating them in straight sets thanks to an incredible performance from Nora Ross. The team is now 7-9 on the season.