March 30, 2011

CPD Pacific: Claremont vs St. Mary's: Gael Force Winds Blowing Through

St. Mary's statement match against Claremont silenced any doubters. It was a clinic. Admission was free.  The squad, along with Cal, is 3-0 in the Pacific, which is setting up a huge home match against the Golden Bears on April 10.

St. Mary's: 46
Claremont: 0

- St. Mary's Forwards Put on Clinic

CPD East: Army vs Kutztown: Another Heartbreaker for the Golden Bears

Kutztown, after losing at home in a tough loss to Penn State, lost again at home, this time to the Black Knights. Kutztown, a first half team thus far this CPD season led 27-10 at the break.  However, the Black Knights rode an equally dominant second half to a stunning comeback. 2-0 in the East.

Army: 33
Kutztown: 27

- CPD East Still Right after Close Games
- CPD Rundown: Rugby East Produces Close Games

CPD Mid-South: Texas A&M vs Tennessee

Tennessee, coming off a huge loss at the hands of Life, earned its first win in the CPD over A&M. The tightly contested matched was tied 25-25 with ten minutes to go, until a penalty set up the Vols for a winning kick.

Tennessee: 28
Texas A&M: 25

- Tennessee Holds Off A&M
- A&M Loses in Knoxville

March 29, 2011

CPD Play of the Week: BYU's Mike Su'a

See it to believe it:

CPD West: Colorado State vs BYU

It wouldn't take a Brandon Lang to predict the outcome of this match. BYU looks to be in championship form already, as it demoralized another CPD opponent.

BYU: 99
Colorado State: 0

- Cougar Power Unstoppable
- BYU Rugby Crushes Colorado State, 99-0

CPD Cross-Conference: Ohio State vs Notre Dame

In this East/Mid-South cross-conference match, Notre Dame traveled to Ohio to take on the Buckeyes in a match that benefited the ProScan Fun. (highlights made by Ohio State Rugby)

Notre Dame: 36
Ohio State: 8

CPD Pacific: Cal vs Central Washington: Wildcats' Present Gets Mauled by Golden Bears' Future

Cal, coming off a win against UBC, played Central Washington just two days later. Despite giving up their only points in the Pacific, Cal slammed their opponent with a very young roster. Can anyone touch Cal during the regular season?

Cal: 44
Central Washington: 14

- Cal Retools, Downs CWU
- Bears Win at Central Washington, 44-14

March 28, 2011

CPD East: Dartmouth vs PSU

Penn State was able to hold off a furious Dartmouth comeback in the second half, after leading 17-7. Penn State is 2-0 in the East.

PSU: 22
Dartmouth: 19

- CPD Rugby East Still Tight after Close Games
- Dartmouth Comes Up Short Against Penn State

CPD West: Texas A&M vs Life

The Aggies were able to stay with the Running Eagles for a little bit, but then Life took flight and left Texas A&M far behind.

Life: 43
Texas A&M: 22

Articles: Life Rides Second Half Wind to 2-0

CPD Pacific: UCLA vs San Diego State

The Aztecs right the ship against the UCLA Bruins after suffering two blowouts at the hands of Cal and St. Mary's.

San Diego State: 43
UCLA: 22

Articles: : Aztecs Go Back to Drawing Board, Win Column

CPD East: Rutgers vs Army

Rutgers went up to West Point to take on the Black Knights. The Army backs proved overwhelming and the Scarlet Knight's powerful pack could not keep up with the torrid scoring pace.

Army: 58
Rutgers: 15

- Army Runs over Rutgers in CPD Opener

March 27, 2011

CPD West: Wyoming vs Arizona

The Arizona Wildcats were ready for battle with camouflage jerseys and a pre-game military helicopter landing. Almost all objectives were complete as they dominated Wyoming with superior athleticism and finishing ability.

Arizona: 56
Wyoming: 15

- Arizona Flies Past Cowboys
- Cats Conquer Cowboys 56-15 in CPD Opener

CPD Pacific: Cal vs UC Davis

The match was held at Jesuit High School in Sacramento. The proceeds went to help the growth of high school rugby. Cal scored 16 tries in a 106 rout of a very young UC Davis team. That's life in the CPD.

Cal: 106
UC Davis: 0

- Cal Torches UC Davis for Triple Digit Win
- CPD Delivers Blowout Heavy Day
- Cal Hangs 106 on UC Davis

CPD East: Deleware vs Ohio State

A young Buckeye squad did not have many answers for a Delaware team that got hot after shaking off the effects of an eight hour bus ride.

Delaware: 41
Ohio State: 17

- Delaware Overcomes Slow Start to Beat Ohio State

March 26, 2011

CPD Mid-South: Notre Dame vs LSU: The Fightin' Irish Battle Back

In a tightly contested match, Notre Dame produced the CPD's first upset over the home team, LSU. Led by an extremely stingy defense, the Irish were able to claw back from an 11 point deficit and steal the win. Both defenses were able to keep the score low with big hits and tough grit, which emphasized the importance of each possession. However, the Notre Dame backline was finally able to break LSU's defense for the deciding try.

Notre Dame: 15
LSU: 11

- Notre Dame Produces First True Upset

March 24, 2011

CPD West: Utah vs Arizona State: Best Match of the Early CPD Season

Jumping from D2 to the College Premier Division, few thought Arizona State would be a force.  But with the help of two new players from the Sun Devils' football team and a roster that has matured, ASU has proven to be a contender.  The Utes discovered this when they went into ASU's soccer stadium and were met with a staunch defense and powerful running from the home team.  Unfortunately for the Sun Devils, they too often took penalty kicks and missed them instead of trying to hammer in a decisive try.  Should be a great season for both teams.

Utah: 29
Arizona State: 20

March 22, 2011

CPD Mid-South: Oklahoma vs Texas A&M

Oklahoma went into College Station for a bid to win its first big time match in the College Premier Division, but it was the Aggies home and they did enough to come away with the win in very windy conditions.

Texas A&M: 28
Oklahoma: 18

March 21, 2011

CPD West: BYU vs Air Force

BYU completed its one - two knockout punch of Colorado teams with a devastating victory over the Air Force Academy.

BYU: 93
Air Force: 8

CPD West: BYU vs Colorado: Cougars Feast On Buffalo

BYU came into Colorado and blew the doors off in a win over the Buffaloes.  7 tries by BYU #8 Ryan Roundy alone.  Colorado had possession for some stretches of the match but could never make much headway.  BYU was just bigger, stronger, and more explosive.

BYU: 94
CU: 5


CPD West: Colorado vs Colorado State

University of Colorado met Colorado State in Glendale's Infinity Park for their first match in the West Conference of the College Premier Division.  Evenly matched physically, Colorado made the most of its chances with great strikes and finishes.

CU: 29
CSU: 3


CPD Mid-South: LSU vs Arkansas State: Massacre at Baton Rouge

Arkansas State traveled to Baton Rouge to play LSU in their College Premier Division Mid-South opener.  LSU had some chances but was not able to capitalize on any of them, and ASU was relentless in the pressure it put on LSU's defense.

ASU: 58
LSU: 0