National Small College Rugby Organization LLC: Latest News: Playoff News....Upset Saturday

Sunday, October 28
Playoff News....Upset Saturday

In the Minnesota RFU, the defending NSCRO Women's National Champion and previously undefeated - Carleton College - were surprised by Bemidji State in the Union's semifinals by a score of 20 to 10. Bemidji State advances to the Union Championship match today against Moorhead State University. The winner will host the Great Plains RFU Champion (pending today's result between Wayne State College and South Dakota State University) on Sunday, Nov. 4 in the NSCRO West Region Championship. The Regional Champion will advance to the NSCRO National Championship on Nov. 17-18 in Cherry Hill, NJ.

In the Three Rivers Conference, the defending Champion and 3rd place finisher in the 2012 NSCRO Men's National Championship - Franciscan University - were beaten by nemesis Grove City College 31 to 5. Grove City will now host the Great Lakes Conference runnerup (pending today's result between Calvin College and Notre Dame College) on Nov. 3. The winner will advance to the NSCRO Central Region Championship on Nov. 10-11 in Cottage Grove, WI.

To quote Darrin Barner, Head Coach of the Wayne State College Men's and Women's Rugby Clubs...