Category Archives: Rugby


Lions’ Men Rugby open Season with a Big Win

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 Men’s Rugby 7′s Nationally Ranked #14

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!


LFCC Men’s Rugby #22 National Ranking

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.

NSCRO 2014 Final Standings

2013-14 NSCRO Final Men Top 40

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LFCC Rugby 7′s Runner-up

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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.

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State Champions!

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.

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Men’s Rugby earn spot in Playoffs

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.

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Men’s Rugby remains undefeated in the Cardinal Conference

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.

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Athletic Game Recaps

LFCC had two matches this past Saturday, October 19.

Men’s Rugby hosted Washington & Lee for a Cardinal Conference match.  The Lions went into half-time down 12-14, but were able to control the second half; and with a penalty kick converted gave the Lions a score of 15-14.  A Try and conversion in the 78th minute put the game out of reach for W&L; the final score 22-14 LFCC win.  LFCC is currently (2-0) in conference play.  Their next Cardinal Conference match is  Saturday, Oct. 26 at Roanoke College.

LFCC Men’s Soccer traveled to Virginia Beach to take on the Storm of Tidewater Community College for their final match of the season.  This was the Lions first night match and had a great showing the first half going into half time with a tied score of 1-1.  The second-half did not go the Lions way; getting outscored 1-6. The Final score 2-7; the Lions finished the season (1-8-1).

The Women’s Rugby and Soccer matches were canceled.  The Women’s Soccer finished the season (3-3-0) and Women’s Rugby finished (0-3).