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Women’s Rugby Dominates Way To National Championship Game

The most prominent dynasty within Penn State athletics might not be the volleyball team or the wrestling team.

The women’s rugby team will play for its 12th National Championship after defeating Life University in the Division I semifinals. The Nittany Lions will face BYU on May 7 at St. Marry College in Moraga, California. Penn State has appeared in the last 12 National Championship games and has won the last four.

The team has been on a season-long tear, handling every team in its path. The team put its prowess on display during its 119-0 annihilation of Indiana in the Big Ten Championship game. Yes, you read that right — this team won by more than 100 points in a championship game.

Penn State is led by a number of United States National Team pool players such as Tess Feury, Hope Rogers, Taylah Pipkin, and Elizabeth Cairns.

Win or lose, women’s rugby will be heading to the College Rugby Championship for rugby 7s — a shorter, fast-paced version of rugby that pits players seven on seven. The Nittany Lions will defend their National Championship when they head to Talen Energy Stadium in Chester, Pennsylvania for the premier event in college rugby.

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About the Author

Steve Connelly

Steve Connelly is a senior majoring in PR and an editor for Onward State. He is a proud native of the state of New Jersey, and yes, he is literal trash. He is a soccer fan, nap enthusiast, and chicken tender connoisseur. He tries to be a photographer sometimes despite one of his photos inspiring the name of his future sports bar, the Blurry Zamboni. You can follow him on Twitter @slc2o (feel free to slide), email him at [email protected], or come say hi to him in his office, the Irving's basement.


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