This past spring the UConn Men’s rugby team traveled to Kingston, RI to compete in the annual Beast of The East tournament. This was the first time in four years the team attended this tournament.
In the Division 1 Men’s pool the team pulled UMass and Bentley on their first day. In a close match, UConn beat UMass with a game saving held up try. Pesci, Phillips, and Ward all scored in the tournament opener. The final score was 14-8.
Uconn continued their winning against Bentley, beating them 29-5. Phillips, Coll, and Sawyer all scored points for the Huskies.
After an undefeated first day, UConn went on to beat Kings Point 16-10 on the second day. Coll, Powell, and Ward scored for UConn. Uconn then moved on to play UMass in the tournament championship.
In a hard fought match UConn lost 10-31. Uconn took home the silver cup and a record of 3-1. It was a great weekend of rugby for the team and a fantastic tournament.
UCONN Men’s Rugby