Maryland Terrapins go 2-4 at USA Sevens Collegiate Rugby Championship

The Maryland Terrapins men’s rugby team went 2-4 overall at the nationally televised USA Sevens Collegiate Rugby Championship over the weekend at PPL Park in Philadelphia, notching both of its wins in Sunday’s losers bracket before losing to Florida, 20-14, in the finals of the losers bracket. Maryland’s wins came against Penn State and Oklahoma, while it lost to Florida (twice), Delaware and eventual champion Dartmouth.

Maryland’s Trevor Tanifum, a senior wing/fullback from England, led the entire 16-team tournament, which was televised by NBC, with 10 tries.

“We didn’t have a good record in the end,” said Maryland coach Jeff Soeken, “but we definitely played better on Sunday than on Saturday. I think the guys enjoyed it. The event is first class, and we’re hoping we get back in next year.”

Dave Sheinin has been covering baseball and writing features and enterprise stories for The Washington Post since 1999.

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