SRU Good News for April 14, 2010
Women's Rock Rugby off to National Playoffs in Florida
Twenty-five Slippery Rock University students and members of Women's Rock Rugby, which captured the Midwest Championship for the second consecutive year last fall, travels to the Sweet 16 National Rugby Playoffs in Sandford, Fla., as the top seed Thursday.
The team sendoff is planned by Campus Recreation for 11:45 a.m. Thursday in the Robert N. Aebersold Student Recreation Center as the team boards its bus to Pittsburgh International Airport from the East Lake Parking Lot at Jack Critchfield Park. The departure is at noon.
The women won the right after recording a 10-0 record for fall semester and remained un-scored on until the championship game in Iowa against Winona State.
Their opponents this year included Allegheny College, Grove City College, West Virginia University, California University, Loyola University, Western Michigan, Ball State and Winona State.
To take the top Midwest honor, the SRU squad defeated Ball State University, 46-0, then Winona 27-24.
At last weekend's Cherry Blossom Tournament in Washington, D.C., the squad beat the University of Maryland, Baltimore Campus, 46-5, Elon University, 37-0, the University of Pittsburgh, North Eastern University, 15-0, and Navy, 17-3.
Meghan Miller, a former player, is the team's volunteer coach.
The club is one of Campus Recreation's 26 sport clubs.
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