After defeating Lindenwood on Friday, AIC faced a determined ACRC foe St. Joe's in the Semifinal round. The Yellow Jackets would use all five subs in a victorious 31-22 effort over the Hawks. With the win, AIC met Arkansas State in the championship game in front of 30,000 people at Sam Boyd Stadium. "Fell to a deserving Arkansas State in the title match 10-19," AIC tweeted later that afternoon. "Heads held high."
But it was not over for the Hawks. After the Semifinal loss to AIC, St. Joe's took care of formidable foe Air Force with a 21-14 overtime win. The Zoomies had defeated Dartmouth and ACRC's Kutztown University (Rugby East) in pool play to earn a berth in the Final Four. With the win, the Hawks finished third overall with a 5-1 record.
Las Vegas Invitational Champions
Gold: Arkansas State, Silver: AIC, Bronze: St. Joe's
URugby Sevens Philadelphia featuring the inaugural Challenge Cup is coming to the Philadelphia area April 11-12, 2015—and NOW is the time to sign up. The inter-conference collegiate sevens tournament takes place at the GCVSA Complex in Malvern, PA. Men's and women's teams are invited to attend. URugby fills an important niche for college teams looking to expand opportunities for sevens play on a full scale basis. A, B and developmental teams are also welcome.
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