Men’s rugby loses to Life second time this season


Lindenwood’s winning streak was snapped after their 47-6 loss to Life University Saturday.
Photo from the Lindenwood athletics website.


The men’s rugby team lost its home match Saturday against rival Life University 47-6.

The loss marked the second time No 2. ranked Life University beat the Lions this season. The Lions lost to Life 22-11 on Feb. 23 at Life’s home field in Augusta, Georgia.

Men’s head coach Josh Macy said the game made a turn for the worse as the Lions closed out the first half of the match.

“Like the last 10 minutes of the first half, we gave them two scores,” he said. “That really put us down going into halftime, so coming out in the second half, we felt like we needed to take some chances to get back into the game.”

Macy said he knew the deficit the Lions faced going into halftime would affect their game plan.

“We normally play a pretty safe game with field position,” he said. “We try to manage field position really well and not play outside of ourselves.”

Men’s rugby player Lorenzo Thomas said the Lions will learn from this match heading into the postseason.

“The game didn’t go as planned, but all we can do is get back to the drawing board and try to fix the mistakes going into our next game,” he said. “We want to thank all the fans for coming out and supporting the team and the seniors on senior night.”

The Lions will be seeded Sunday for the rugby playoffs.