Penn State, Stanford return to Women's Division I National Semifinals

Penn State, Stanford return to Women's Division I National Semifinals

BOULDER, Colo. – Four teams successfully navigated through the Women’s Division I Regional Playoffs, and in doing so qualified for the National Semifinals at Stanford University.

Penn State continues its quest for a ninth National Championship after scoring an astounding 197 points in its two wins over the weekend. Stanford qualified for its third consecutive National Semifinal after getting past a very difficult Cougar Women’s Rugby Club on day two of the West Regional. West Chester will make its first appearance in the National round of four after disposing Georgia Tech and New Mexico over the weekend. Lastly, American International pushed its winning streak to eight over the weekend, and punched its ticket to Stanford in the process.

Women’s Division I National Round of 16

Northeast Regional – Penn State University
State College, Pa.
Penn State 75-10 East Carolina
Army 38-29 James Madison

National Quarterfinal
Penn State 122-5 Army

Midwest Regional – Bowling Green State University
Bowling Green, Ohio
North Carolina 29-15 Harvard
American International 25-17 Indiana

National Quarterfinal
American International 70-36 North Carolina

Southeast Regional – Life University
Marietta, Ga.
West Chester 63-26 Georgia Tech
New Mexico 55-34 Central Florida

National Quarterfinal
West Chester 48-14 New Mexico

West Regional – Stanford University
Stanford, Calif.
Stanford 78-5 Texas A&M
Women’s Cougar Rugby 59-0 Cal

National Quarterfinal
Stanford 26-17 Women’s Cougar Rugby

As part of the College National Championship Series, Penn State will play West Chester and Stanford will be up against American International in the National Semifinal May 9. The winners from the round of four will meet the following day to decide the Women’s DI College National Champion. All Semifinal and Final matches from Stanford University will be streamed live on USA Rugby TV.

The Women’s DI National Playoff bracket can be viewed at www.USARugby.org.

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