skip navigation

Southeastern Champions!

By MTB, 11/17/19, 4:00PM EST

Share

Tennessee 46, Kennesaw State 21

November 16, 2019, (Knoxville, Tennessee)  The University of Tennessee defeated Kennesaw State University on Saturday to claim the 2019 Southeastern Collegiate Rugby Conference Championship.  Behind 17-21 at the break, the Vols score 5 unanswered tries in the second half to take the 46-21 victory.

This was Tennessee's sixth trip to the championship game in the 9 year history of the conference having captured the championship in 2012 and 2015.  

The Vols now turn their attention to the USA Rugby D1AA National Championship Tournament.  Tennessee faces Western Michigan University in the quarterfinal round on November 23 in Greenville, North Carolina. 

Line Up

1. Creighton Couch; Braxton Heard @ 70'
2. Greg Giangiulio; Creighton Couch @ 70'
3. Kevin Thomas; Dawson Moseley @ 74' 
4. Greg Janowick
5. Will Ring
6. Andy Lloyd
7. Tory Griffin; Grayson Wallace @ 73'
8. Patrick Beacom; Jacob Eicher @ 67'
9. Luke Davies
10. Conrad Dorflinger-Slee; Andy Dukes @ 70'
11. Andy Dukes; Tyler Ensign @ 70'
12. Daniel Anderson; Austin White @ 21';
        Beacom @ 67'; Griffin @ 73'
13. Josh Shetler
14. Marcus McClain
15. Ben Schwartz

Scoring Summary

13' - KSU TRY (12) / CK (10); Score: 0 - 7
20' - UT TRY (Dorflinger-Slee) / CK (Schwartz); Score: 7 - 7
22' - KSU TRY (13) / CK (10); Score: 7 - 14
26' - UT PK (Schwartz); Score: 10 - 14
29' - KSU TRY (1) / CK (10); Score: 10 - 21
40' - UT TRY (Tory Griffin) / CK (Schwartz); Score: 17-21
43' - UT TRY (Shetler) / CK (Schwartz); Score: 24 - 21
50' - UT TRY (Janowick); Score: 29 - 21
56' - UT TRY (Beacom); Score: 34 - 21
60' - UT TRY (Lloyd); Score: 39 - 21
78' - UT TRY (Schwartz) / CK (Schwartz); Score: 46-21

Halftime: Tennessee 17, Kennesaw State 21
Final Score: Tennessee 46, Kennesaw State 21

Referee:  Ben Dickenson
Asst Referee:  Jerry Godfrey
Asst Referee:  Jack Smith

Match Stats

Scrums
Tennessee 6 of 6
Kennesaw State 4 of 6

Lineouts
Tennessee 8 of 12
Kennesaw State 7 of 8

Penalties (1st/2nd/Tot)
Tennessee  5/5/10
Kennesaw Strate 8/8/16

Possession
Tennessee 112 Phases
Kennesaw State 62 Phase