11/11: B1G Playoffs in Indiana - against University of Iowa (31-15) LOSS
- Cats traveled to Indiana to take part in Big Ten rugby tournament against Unvirsity of Iowa
- Cats brought fresh new jerseys and gear special thanks to Rhino Rugby and the NU Rugger Alumni
- Iowa scored a couple tries, with the Cats powering through bringing halftime to a score of 12-5
- Second half brought more tries to the Cats from Zach Basu and Nick Gatti bringing the score to 24-15
- Final score was 31-15 to Iowa
- This Big 10 match is a huge stepping stone for NU building their rugby program and elevating their level of competition
- The season will continue in the winter with indoor sevens tournaments! And that concludes the Fall 2017 NURFC season.
11/4: At Steven's Point WISCARFU SEMI FINALS (26-19) LOSS
- Cats traveled to Wisconsin for semi-final matchup against Steven's Point
- Close matchup from beginning, both teams struggled through the extremely cold conditions
- Point opened up score first with a try early in first half, but Cats hit back with a try from Alex Brown
- After series of trys back and forth, Steven's Point was able to punch through the Cat's defense, and tally two more tries
- In the end, NU lost by 7 points
- Next week Cats travel to Indiana for a game in the B1G tournament where they will play against Iowa
10/28: Against University of Chicago (92-0) WIN
- NURFC played second home game @ Long Field against the University of Chicago
- Opened game with quick try from Matthew Laskowski
- Dominant entire game, had majority of possession and field position
- Complete new bench subbed in for second half and continued dominating.
- Ending score with a solid 92 - 0
10/22: Against Lewis (58-32) WIN
- NURFC played first home game @ Long Field against Lewis University
- Unfortunately, Lewis only managed to pull together 11 players for the match, resulting in a forfeit with official score of 28-0
- Both teams still continued to play Rugby with a friendly 11 on 11
- Debut tries from Joe Massey and other new players - with conversions from Sean Casey, Joe Sichel, Zach Basu, and Nick Gatti
- Final tally was 58-32 with tries from Zach Basu, Nathan Miller, Joe Sichel, Sean Casey, Conner Brandt, and Jon Lewis
- Next week Cats play another home game against University of Chicago at 1:00 PM on Long Field
10/14: At MSOE (14-12) LOSS
- NURFC traveled down to Milwaukee, WI to face off against the Milwaukee School of Engineering.
- Cats lead off with a try from Alex Brown and a conversion by Sean Casey putting them in a lead of 7-0.
- The first half concluded with the Cats putting down another try, and MSOE catching up with their first try.
- MSOE turned around in the last ten minutes of the game and came back with a try and conversion, ending the game at 14-12 to MSOE.
- Next Saturday NU plays a home game at Long Field against Lewis University @ 11:30 AM
10/7: At Illinois Wesleyan (29-19) WIN
- NURFC traveled down to Bloomington, IL to face off against the Illinois Wesleyan Titans in the season opener for the cats.
- First half was a physical battle as NU struggled against large IWU pack, but Cats kept their poise and continued to tally points with good phase play from the forwards and good passing from the back line
- Second half continued in much same vein. Cats continued to dominate
- Final score was 29-19. Tries scored by Enky Bayle Nathan Miller, Anthony Kajuch, Sean Casey and Kevin Spanier. Conversions from Sean Casey and Kevin Spanier
- Next Saturday NU travels to play the Raiders at MSOE. Game time at 7:00 PM.