Written by Pat Clifton    Saturday, 06 October 2012 18:30    PDF Print Write e-mail
Northeastern Wins ECRC 7s
Sevens - Collegiate Sevens


Northeastern punched its ticket to College Station, Texas for the USA Rugby College 7s National Championships Saturday. The Huskies went 6-0 at the East Coast Rugby Conference 7s tournament in Amesbury, Mass. to secure an automatic bid.

Northeastern needed extra time to oust Middlebury 12-7 in the final, just two weeks after the Huskies fell to Middlebury in 15s. Northeastern’s Shan Tykinski sprinted along the touch line for a long-range try to clinch the win.

Both Northeastern and Middbelbury escaped pool play undefeated. The Huskies beat inaugural ECRC 7s champ Boston College 19-0, UConn 38-5 and UMass 29-10 in one group. The Panthers downed Albany 38-5, Southern Connecticut 35-10 and AIC 38-19 in the other.

Pool Play
Northeastern 19-0 BC
Middlebury 38-5 Albany
UMass 21-7 UConn
AIC 28-7 SoConn
Northeastern 38-5 UConn
BC 29-12 UMass
AIC 28-12 Albany
Middlebury 35-0 SoConn
BC 40-0 UConn
Northeastern 29-10 UMass
Middlebury 38-19 AIC

QFs
Northeastern 31-17 SoConn
BC 26-19 Albany
AIC 29-10 UMass
Middlebury 59-0 UConn

SFs

Middlebury 29-3 Boston College
Northeastern 26-5 AIC

Final

Northeastern 12-7 Middlebury