LFCC Men’s rugby traveled to Richmond on Saturday, Sept. 20 to take on Conference opponent University of Richmond.
LFCC was able to take the lead in the third minute with a try and missed conversion 5-0. Richmond were able to score two penalty kicks and take the lead 5-6, and LFCC scored before halftime to put the Lions back in the lead at half 13-6.
The second-half opened more scoring for the Lions, while keeping the Spiders to a scoreless half. The final score LFCC 33- Univ. of Richmond 6
The win puts LFCC as the leaders of the conference.
LFCC Men’s rugby opened their season on Saturday Sept.6, hosting Cardinals Conference opponent Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU).The Lions scored 10 tries with 4 conversion (58); VCU scored 3 tries 2 conversion and 1 penalty kick (22). final score LFCC 58 – VCU 22. LFCC travel to Hampden-Sydney College this Saturday (9/13); where, LFCC won the last meeting in the Cardinal Conference (State) Championship game.
LFCC’s Men’s rugby added another accomplishment to its 2013-14 season. The 7’s squad was given the National Ranking of #14 in the NSCRO Top 15 for the season. NSCRO President, Steve Cohen, stated, “NSCRO is pleased to release its Top 15 Rankings for the men’s 7s small colleges. With 55 of its 215 teams participating this past competitive year….these clubs stood apart from their peers.The basis for the rankings included results from NSCRO 7s qualifying tournaments and the national championship. Keep on playing big at NSCRO…the Home of Small College Rugby!”
The Men’s Rugby is also ranked #22 in the Nation in Rugby 15’s. Congratulations to all!
The National Small College Rugby Organization (NSCRO) released the 2013-14 Final team rankings on May 6. The Lions’ of LFCC are ranked #22 in the nation; Steve Cohen, President of NSCRO stated, “NSCRO is pleased to release its Final Top 40 Rankings for the men’s small colleges. With 215 teams participating this past competitive year….these clubs stood apart from their peers. The basis for the rankings include as noted Union/Conference league and playoff results, NSCRO playoff results and input from both NSCRO officials present at playoff events, coaches and league officials. Refer to the NSCRO website for the Final National Playoff Brackets and the Standings for all 4 Regions. Congratulations to all for their success. Keep on playing big at NSCRO…the Home of Small College Rugby!”
Congratulations to all who have helped develop the players on the field, and in the classroom.
2013-14 NSCRO Final Men Top 40
For the second weekend in row LFCC’s Men’s rugby team fell short of advancing to the National Small College Rugby Organization 7’s (NSCRO 7’s) National Championship Tournament. Placing as the runner-up in two National Qualifier Tournaments.
On April 5, LFCC traveled to the University of Richmond for the first shot to qualify for the National Tournament. The Lions played Lynchburg College (41-7 W), Longwood University A (28-14 W) and Longwood B (36-0 W), and University of Richmond (12-28 L). Having secured a spot in the tournament final, the Lions’ faced the University of Richmond, losing 21-41.
On April 12, the Lions traveled to South Philadelphia in the Eastern-Pennsylvania Rugby Union National Qualifier tournament, hosted by Neumann University. LFCC’s pool play had the lions compete against LaSalle Univ. (12-12 T), Neumann University (22-19 W), and LaFayette College (12-17 L). The Lion’s pool play results took the team to the Semi-Final against Bucknell University (undefeated in pool play, and outscored opponents 104-0). The Lions battled against the tournament favorite, and with time expiring stunned the stadium with the winning try (19-12 W) and securing the Lions’ to play in the final against LaFayette College; who would win the tournament 7-36.
Interested in playing sports at the collegiate level? LFCC offers both Men’s and Women’s basketball, soccer, and rugby. The rugby seasons run in both spring and fall, with soccer in the fall and basketball in the winter/spring. Each team meets 2-3 times a week for practices; the soccer and rugby teams practice on campus and the basketball teams practice at the Warren County Health and Human Services complex Gym in Front Royal, VA.
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NSCRO Fall 2013 Men’s Top 30
LFCC’s Men’s Rugby team earned it’s best national ranking to-date. Last year the Lions achieved a National Ranking of #27. The newest polls released on December 8, 2013 put Lord Fairfax Community College ranked at #18 in the Nation (out of 218 college and universities).
LFCC Men’s Rugby Wins Conference and State Championship
Lord Fairfax Community College men’s rugby team competed in the Cardinal Collegiate Conference Division III Championship this weekend. The Lions went into the playoffs as the number two seed, after finishing the regular conference season tied with Hampden-Sydney at 3-1. The only conference loss the Lions had was to Hampden-Sydney College on Nov. 2 with a score of 28-30. During the regular season the Lions outscored their opponents 178-78.
The Lions played Christopher Newport University on Saturday in the conference semi-final. Last year CNU tied LFCC for first place, but advanced to the playoffs because they won the head-to-head match; LFCC wanted to return the favor. The Lions controlled the entire match and almost shut-out CNU until they scored in the last two minutes of the match; giving the Lions a convincing win of 20-7, and advanced to the championship match against Hampden-Sydney College; who beat Washington & Lee in the other semi-final match.
In the Championship the Lions faced the one team they had lost to in the regular season, HSC. The Lions and Tigers went into halftime with the score even at 7-7. The Lions were able to stay strong in the second-half; with both teams competing at a high level of rugby the Lions were able to win the match 21-17; the Lions brought home the Cardinal Collegiate Conference and Virginia D-III State Championship Trophy!
The win made LFCC a pioneer in the world of US college rugby. LFCC is the first Community College to win a Conference Championship, giving them a spot in the National Small College Rugby Organization (NSCRO) National Playoffs, also putting LFCC as the first community college to accomplish this goal.
The Lions ended the regular season at 5-2, and 5-1 in the conference. LFCC will face Mount St. Mary’s on March 1, 2014. The winner of that match will advance to the sweet-sixteen and elite-eight for the Region 2 Title in Jacksonville, FL. The Region 2 winner will play in the Final-four and National Championship in Glendale, CO at USA Rugby’s home field.
The LFCC Men’s Rugby team earned the number 2 seed in the Cardinal Conference Playoffs the weekend of November 16-17.
LFCC matches against Christopher Newport at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 16. The winner of the match will play in the Final on Sunday, Nov. 17; where, that winner will advance to the National Playoffs on March 1, 2014.
LFCC Men’s rugby team traveled to Salem, VA on Saturday Oct. 26 for a conference match against Roanoke College. The Lions took control in the first minute of the game with a try, and the team controlled match from that point. The score at the half had the Lions up 48-10. The second-half gave the Lions an opportunity to use all 8 of the allowed subs in a match, and were able to hold Roanoke from scoring; while LFCC continued to find their way in the try zone. The finale score was LFCC 85, Roanoke College 10. The win puts the Lions at (3-0) in the conference, with the final regular season match at Hampden-Sydney on Saturday, November 1.