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Challenger Final: Florida 20, Maryland 14

Florida had a rough going in pool play, but they managed to beat Maryland in their first match of the weekend. Perhaps fittingly, the Gators wrapped up their weekend with another victory against the Terps. In a rematch of Saturday’s game, Florida and Maryland met in the Challenger Final, playing solely for pride at this point. Florida took the challenger’s final, 20-14.

Maryland’s Matthew Quigley opened the scoring with an early try and a conversion gave the Terps a quick 7-0 lead in the first minute. But Florida’s Joshua Nicdao put the Gators on the board in the third and seventh minutes with a try to take  a lead in to the half. Michael Breske’s try in the tenth minute extended the Florida lead to 15-7 in the second half. Maryland’s Karl Rempe dashed down the left sideline for a try late in the half for the final score of the match.

Collegiate Rugby Championship Results


Match 4: Florida 19, Maryland 7
Match 12: Delaware 17, Florida 10 
Match 18: Dartmouth 28, Florida 0

Challenger Quarter: Florida 29, Temple 24 (OT)
Challenger Semi: Florida 31, N.C. State 0
Challenger Final:  Florida 20, Maryland 14


Match 4: Florida 19, Maryland 7
Match 11: Dartmouth 31, Maryland 7
Match 17: Delaware 38, Maryland 14

Challenger Quarter: Maryland  28, Penn State 26
Challenger Semi: Maryland 34, Oklahoma 12
Challenger Final: Florida 20, Maryland 14


Challenger Bracket Semi Finals: Florida 31, North Carolina State 5

June 3, 2012 1 comment

Florida will move on for one more match after smashing North Carolina State in the challenger round semi finals, 31-5.

Florida scored three times in the first half, with Michael Breske, Robert Roux and Jordan Manning accounting for one try each, and Lucas Baistrocchi picking up all three conversions for the 21-0 halftime lead. Matias Groetaers and Brett Stubbs each scored in the second half to pile on in the rout.

Brandon Alvey’s try at the end of regulation broke up the shutout attempt by Florida.

Florida will face Maryland in the final round of the challenger bracket.

The Gators took the pool match against Maryland on Saturday, winning by a 19-7 score.

Challenger Bracket Semi Finals: Maryland 34, Oklahoma 12

June 3, 2012 1 comment

Maryland used speed to pick up a win in the semifinal round of the challenger bracket. The Terrapins were the fourth team out of Pool B but look like a different squad on Sunday. A 34-12 win against Oklahoma moved Maryland in to the final round of the challenger bracket.

Oklahoma’s William Pham opened the scoring in the second minute, but Maryland took the lead with two straight scores, but no conversions, by Trevor Tanifum. The Sooners took a lead to the break after Michael Al-Jiboori scored a late try and Peter Santos made the conversion for a 12-10 halftime lead.

Tanifum took advantage of an Oklahoma turnover on their own side of the pitch, running in with nobody in front of him for a try to put Maryland on top 17-12 following a successful conversion for more two points. The Terps picked up another try, by Matthew Quigley, after another mis-play by Oklahoma deep in their own end. Maryland used speed to their advantage when they kicked the ball forward and Tanifum outran everybody for another try.

Maryland will play the winner of the match between North Carolina State and Florida.

Challenger Bracket: North Carolina State 22, Army 7

North Carolina State’s stay in Philadelphia will continue for at least one more match. The Wolfpack, the fourth seed in Pool C, put together a sound performance against Army in the final match of the challenger bracket quarterfinals, winning by a score of 22-7.

N.C. State took a 17-0 lead in to the half. Bryan Maxwell opened the scoring with a try and his own conversion, and Dominick Goldston scored twice with a try before the half, but missed his conversion attempts each time. The second half was more about controlling the possessions rather than scoring

N.C. State will face Florida in the second round of the challenger bracket later Sunday. The winner will advance to the final round of the challenger bracket to play either Maryland or Oklahoma.

Challenger Bracket: Oklahoma 21, Notre Dame 19

The Oklahoma Sooners held strong as Notre Dame attempted to pick up a late try, and the Sooners moved on to the next round with a 21-19 victory.

In a back-and-forth tilt between the two, Notre Dame and Oklahoma traded scores from start to finish, but a missed conversion by Notre Dame ended up coming back to hurt the Fighting Irish. Oklahoma’s Bobby Impson provided the bulk of the scores for the Sooners, scoring one try and three conversions for 11 points.

Oklahoma will face Maryland in the next round. The Terrapins stunned Penn State late in their earlier match.

Challenger Bracket: Florida 29, Temple 24 (OT)

June 3, 2012 1 comment

Florida and Temple played one of the more entertaining matches of the weekend, needing sudden death overtime to settle the score in a wide open match. Florida’s Peter Mulville finally found the open field to give the Gators a victory in the 19th minute of the match.

Brett Stubbs opened the scoring for the Gators in the first minute, with Lucas Baistrocchi kicking one of two conversions in the match. The Owls answered a few minutes later when Devon Sugg broke lose for a try to get Temple on the board, starting the seesaw battle. Temple took a 19-14 lead but the Gators looked to gain control with two straight tries to take a 24-19 lead. Temple scored after the buzzer with Peter Mulville punching in for a try, but a missed conversion left the game tied up at the end of regulation.

Florida will play the winner of the North Carolina State vs. Army match in round two.

Challenger Bracket: Maryland 28, Penn State 26

June 3, 2012 1 comment

Just as they were a day ago, Penn State was in full control of their match until the final moments. In their opening round match-up in the challenger bracket, Penn State let one slip away against Maryland, who scored three times in the second half to edge the Nittany Lions, 28-26.

Penn State took a 26-7 lead before the Terps stormed back in the second half. Penn State’s defense could not keep up with Trevor Tanifum, who broke a pair of runs loose for a try to give the Terps some life. John Davis tied the game after the buzzer at 26-26, and Patrick Pacious kicked the match-winning conversion to get Maryland in to the second round.

Maryland will face the winner of the Oklahoma and Notre Dame match.