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Syracuse Rugby Beats Dartmouth!! Advances to National 16

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In what is unquestionably one of the biggest upsets in years in college rugby, Syracuse has stunned Dartmouth 6-5 in the Northeast Rugby Union semifinals Saturday at West Point, NY.

The Big Green led 5-0 at halftime, but a couple of second half penalty goals proved to be enough to get the Hammerheads home.

Syracuse went into the semi as the underdog, but as a consequence of their win, they have qualified for the national Round of 16 for the first time ever.

Constant rain caused a string of handling errors and there were a slew of penalties, although in the end Dartmouth’s focus was off and that is primarily what led to their downfall.

"Syracuse was the better team on the day," Dartmouth head coach Alex Magleby told ARN. "They made the right adjustments and we didn’t adjust too well."

Syracuse will face the winner of the late semifinal between Army and Fordham in Sunday’s NRU championship decider.

http://www.americanrugbynews.com/artman/publish/college/College_Eastern_scores_v.shtml

 

More coverage:

http://www.rugbymag.com/news/colleges/collegemen/army-syracuse-win.aspx

 

Look for Syracuse to jump in the rankings (they are currently ranked 18th & 24th with Dartmouth ranked 9th and 5th in two seperate national polls)  especially if they defeat Army today. 


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