We have a late addition to our schedule that we have been working on for the past 2 weeks. The Tigers have been challenged by the University of Southern Indiana (USI) in Evansville, and we have accepted the challenge. This friendly match will be held Saturday, September 17th at 2:00 pm.
The USI Men’s Rugby Club started in 1991, and are a 4-time Indiana state championship and National Championship qualifying team! They compete in matches mainly in Indiana, Illinois, and Kentucky during the regular season. They have won the Indiana state championship several times in a row.
We met them initially at a tournament hosted by Vanderbilt and found them to be a great team to play. They have good speed and athleticism. A match with USI will begin to prepare us for our collegiate conference season which will begin in a few weeks.
“This is just what we need,” stated Coach Cole. We need to play teams just a little better than we are to help us grow. Selections for the match will be made on Thursday after practice.