Lindenwood Women vs Virginia Tech Women - Collegiate Rugby Championship

Match Summary

With the other three semifinalists decided, Lindenwood and Virginia Tech took the pitch. Lindenwood has reached the final every year the team has competed at the CRC, but stands at 0–3 in those contests. Virginia Tech, on the other hand, is in its first CRC.

Lindenwood struck first with a five-pointer through McKenzie Hawkins. Annakaren Pedraza was unable to connect on the conversion, keeping the Hokies within striking distance. It took most of the rest of the half, but Lindenwood extended the lead with just thirty seconds left in the half. Again, the score came from Hawkins. This time, Pedraza was able to connect on the conversion to make it 12–0. And Hawkins made it a hat trick to close the half. Pedraza was again good on the conversion.

A pass into touch by Lindenwood gave Virginia Tech an attacking lineout at the Lions twenty-two. Lindenwood soon got the ba back but saw Ariana Lewis go down to a lower body injury in the process. Oddly, Lindenwood opted to substitute one of the other six women while Lewis fought valiantly to be an asset to her team despite showing continued limitations in her mobility. A knock on at the midway point of the half, finally led to a sub for Lewis. The next phase of play saw Kodi Barlow in for the five pointer. Right after the restart, Hawkins dotted down in the right corner for her fourth try.

At 29 nill and sixty seconds to play, Lindenwood had clearly booked a date with Life in the semifinal. For Virginia Tech, a strong showing over Day 1 and Day 2 has the Hokies in real contention for fifth place, which would be a remarkable result for a first time out in this tough competition. At full time, Lindenwood 29, Virginia Tech 0.

Lindenwood: #8 TTTT, #1 T, #2CC