This weekend Middlebury will host Boston University, UMass-Amherst & UVM in the New England Rugby Division II Collegiate Men’s Championship. On Saturday Middlebury takes on UVM at 11 AM followed by #2 seed BU against the #3 seed UMass at 1 PM – both games will be held at the Middlebury College Rugby Field and look to be crackers!
On Sunday the losers of Saturday’s games will play each other in the 3rd place play-off at 11 AM followed by the Championship final at 1 PM. These games will be played at the Tree Farm Facility in Essex Junction (click here for directions) as the Middlebury field is likely to take a pounding from the rain and Saturday’s games.
All 4 teams will progress to the North East Quarterfinals and a chance at one of the 3 North East spots in the National tournament in the spring. This weekend will determine who gets home advantage for those quarterfinal games and who has to make the long trips to New York to take on the other North East teams. And of equal importance the New England Champions will be crowned! Middlebury has won 7 of the last 8 New England Championships; Yale broke the streak in 2004.