DIVISION I WOMEN’S COLLEGE PLAYOFFS
Three of the four teams that advanced to last year’s championships return in 2006 as top-seeded Stanford defeated 79-7, Navy beat Air Force (34-10) and Penn State ran a 34-10 score up on Army. With a 39-28 win over 2004 semifinalist Virginia, Ohio State advances to its first-ever Division I Championship semifinal. In the consolation bracket, Cal shutout Central Florida, 51-0, West Chester upended Princeton (18-10), UC Santa Barbara defeated Radcliffe (19-8) and Chico State held off Northern Iowa, 23-13.
DIVISION II WOMEN’S COLLEGE PLAYOFFS
With a 34-12 win over Claremont, Plymouth State advances to its first championship match since the inaugural USA Rugby Division II Women’s College Championship in 2000 and will face first-time finalist UC Santa Cruz, 32-29 winners over Northeastern. In the Pool A consolation round, Claremont beat Georgia 25-7 and Mary Washington blanked Denison, 33-0 in Pool B.