Army Takes Inaugural NIRA 7s

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The newly created National Intercollegiate Rugby Association 7s is a series of tournaments for varsity women’s programs. The series included seeing tournaments and a final which took place last weekend at West Point, NY and was hosted by Army.

The hosts, Army took home victory after defeating American Intercollegiate College (AIC) 15-12.

“Being on our home turf definitely helped, but I think it dawned upon the firsties that this was going to be their last match in an Army uniform,” said head coach Bill LeClerc. “It meant a lot to them to finish on a strong note against an AIC side that has beaten us the last three weeks in a row. They’re a very good, physical team.”

Army started the day with a 36-5 victory over Dartmouth. They then dominated their service academy rival, Navy, 31-0. Army ended pool play with a 17-10 victory over Harvard.