Women's Rugby Advances to National Championship
In what has been a season of dominance thus far, the Army West Point Women's Rugby team continued the trend Saturday, defeating Quinnipiac 54-10 to advance to the NIRA National Championship. On senior night at the Anderson Rugby Complex, the firstie class continued to shine in what has been a special season for the women's rugby program. After both teams spent the early part of the first half feeling each other out, the Black Knights were able to go on the attack, forcing a penalty to take a 3-0 lead after a Bayleigh Gable kick.
Army stayed on the offensive with some crafty play by Alex DiMarco. The yearling was able to find fellow yuck Kaitlyn Schwarting for the first try of the game, giving the cadets an 8-0 lead in the 27th minute. Sullivan would then score her first two tries three minutes apart to send Army into the half leading 18-0. The Black Knights came out for the second half swinging, as firstie Kaz Lewis scored her first try of the fall to make it 23-0 in the 45th minute. It was then deja vu for Sullivan, who would add her third and fourth scores three minutes apart once again to extend Army's lead to 33-0. Read more.