The AFA Men’s Rugby Club had a very successful 1st day at the CRC Qualifier down in Las Vegas yesterday. The Zoomies went undefeated in pool play and earned a 5th place seeding in the knockout round to be played today.
Match 1 - pool play
AFA beats James Madison University 22-5. Tries were scored by Johnston, Hinnant, Madsen and Baby G (Goirigolzarri). Team defense was excellent to contain the JMU attack.
Match 2 - pool play
AFA shut out fellow Colorado team, the University of Northern Colorado, 17-0. Tries were scored by Higgins and Hinnant added another two tries on the day.
No video of 2nd half at this time (fixing bugs).
Match 3 - pool play
AFA defeated the other undefeated pool team Western Michigan University 36-12. Tries by Hinnant x3, Madsen x2, and Miller. That made SIX tries on the day for Hinnant & all around great team defense holding our day pool opponents to only 22 points on the day and greatly helping our point differential.
At the end of the day, our team seeded 5th going into the Cup championship. We will play #4 seeded University of Utah first on Friday and the winner will play the winner of #1 seeded Dartmouth and #8 seeded St. Joseph’s. The other side of the bracket has the University of Colorado (#3), the University of South Carolina (#6), Utah Valley University (#2) and Kutztown University (#7).