Sunday, April 8th
Babson traveled north to play in the 6-team Endicott 7's tournament this past weekend, and despite only having 8 players available, were able to earn a hard fought 3rd place finish.
Pool play pitted Babson against Bentley and MIT, with both games featuring hard runs and big tackles from the Beavers and their opponents. A few long breakaways in each contest were the difference, as Babson closed out the early matches 27-10 and 31-5 against Bentley and MIT respectively, finishing 2-0 and the top seed in Pool B.
The top seed earned Babson a bye in the Quarter Final round, providing a much needed rest for the players who would go on to play every minute of the tournament. Bentley upset Colby-Sawyer in the Quarter Final match, providing a rematch for Babson in the Semi's.
In their second meeting of the tournament, Bentley and Babson traded early tries, tying the game at 5-5 with only a few minutes remaining in the first period. However sustained defensive pressure by Bentley resulted in several turnovers from Babson, and Bentley pulled away for the 29-5 win.
Babson faced Wesleyan in the Consolation Finals (3rd/4th place match), and they turned up the intensity for the last game of the day. Multiple long line breaks combined with relentless defense kept the game well in hand throughout, and Babson ended the day victorious with a 37-0 shutout, and a 3rd place finish overall.
Next week Babson hosts their own 7's tournament, with Bentley, Endicott, UMass-Lowell, and New England College in attendance. First kickoff is slated for 10:00am on Saturday, April 14th.