Penn State Women vs Army Women - Collegiate Rugby Championship

Cup Semifinal 1, Penn State v. Army: Each fighting for the right to compete for yet another CRC title, the Black Knights took on the Nittany Lions in the first semifinal matchup. Azniv Nalbandian outran the field for the first points of the match in favor of Penn State. At the restart, Penn State erred by kicking the ball into Army’s try zone, setting up a freekick at centerfield. Displaying pure excellence, Sam Sullivan made it an even scoreline. Sullivan’s second try, coming at the close of the sixth minute put Army on top, where they remained on halftime.
A yellow card to Elisha Fromstein just over a minute into the second half left the Nittany Lions a woman down for the early part of the half. A second yellow card for Penn State, this one shown to Darina Roe, made it five-on-seven rugby. Naomi Colin’s try and the subsequent conversion by Bayleigh Gable made it 15–5 for the cadets. Completing her hat trick, Sam Sullivan put Army too far in front for Penn State to catch up. Gable’s conversion put Army ahead 25–5. Sophia Pyrz got in for a self-converted score with under a minute to play. But it was too little too late.