Men's Rugby Ends Season With 17-24 Loss to Navy

April 21, 2007---State College, Penn. The Saint Mary's Gaels ended their spectacular season in the USA Rugby Round of Eight, with a hard-fought 17-24 loss to the Navy Midshipmen.

The Gaels built up a 12-5 lead by halftime, with tries scored by Kevin Swiryn ’07 and Brendan O’Meara ’08. O’Meara would add a second try later in the game, but Navy jumped ahead and held off late pressure from the Gaels to secure the win.

Gaels Upset Army 31-27; Will Face Navy in Round of Eight

April 20, 2007—State College, PA, With a try scored in the last four minutes of the game, the Saint Mary’s Men’s Rugby team pulled off a come-from-behind upset of the #5 seed Army Black Knights at Penn State in a Friday night thriller.

Fifth-year senior Volney Rouse ’07 dominated at the flyhalf position to keep the Gaels alive, including touching down the winning try. Conor Coyne '08, playing at hooker, contributed a solid game as well.  

50 Years of Rugby Fraternity Celebrated

Men's Rugby Finishes no. 10 Nationally

The Saint Mary's College Men's Rugby team finished an excellent 2004–05 season with an appearance in the "Sweet Sixteen" of the USA Rugby national championship tournament in April. The ruggers also were rated No. 10 in the nation by one of the most authoritative rugby rankings,


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