On a rainy day in Springfield, Mass, The Blue overcame 1 early defeat in pool play to take home the Plate Championship at the first ever Armory Collegiate 7′s Tournament hosted by AIC.
This was Middlebury’s first 7′s tournament of the spring and marked some of the first ever 7′s action for several players. Led by new captain Laird Silsby ’16, the team played some truly beautiful rugby at times to earn their first hardware of the spring 7′s circuit.
Up next is another East Coast Rugby Conference tournament at UMass on 4/5, followed by the final leg at Middlebury on 4/12. The points leader after the 3 tournaments earns an automatic bid to the ACRC National 7′s Championship in Virginia Beach on May 3-4.