WAYNE – The Wayne State College women’s rugby program recently hosted one of the four regional championships this past weekend advancing to the National Small College Rugby Organization (NSCRO) Final Four.
In the West Region hosted by Wayne State College, WSC earned a first round bye and took on College of St. Scholastica who defeated University of Wisconsin – Platteville 55-44 Saturday.
In the Sunday afternoon Elite 8 match from the WSC House of Pain, the ‘Cats dominated College of St. Scholastica, 125-22 and were crowned west region champions in search of their 11th national title (15s – five/7s – five).
Brook Hoesing earned MVP honors for Wayne State College. Heart and Soul winners went to Anna Fleecs of Wayne State College and Mya Alberg (College of St. Scholastica) in the west region.
In the spring of 2019, the Wayne State women defended their 7s title marking their fifth championship in six years.
The 2019 NSCRO Women’s National Semifinal 15s will be played on Saturday, December 7 with the championship and consolation round being played on Sunday, December 8.
WSC will next face MSU Moorhead from Life University in Marietta, Georgia. The other half of the bracket will feature Endicott College (Northeast) vs. Lee University (Mid-Atlantic).
Central region (Ohio Wesleyan University in Delaware, Ohio): MSU Moorhead defeated Ithaca College, 82-0
Mid-Atlantic Region (Franklin & Marshall College in Lancaster, PA): Lee University (TN) defeated Catholic University, 27-12
Northeast Region (Union College in Schenectady, NY): Endicott College (Mass.) defeated Colgate University, 27-12
In the men’s challenge cup from Columbia, Missouri, the Wayne State College men started off by defeating St. Scholastica 45-19 on November 3 in Wayne advancing to the Region 3 (Central). The ‘Cats defeated Lee University 54-26 in the Sweet 16 round before falling to the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point in the region championship contest (Elite 8), 73-15.
The Wildcat men will next prepare for their 7s season in the spring of 2020.
The 2020 National Championship Challenge Men’s Cup will be played on April 25 – 26 at a venue to be announced.