COLLEGE STATION, Texas -- The Saint Mary's rugby team brought some hardware back to Moraga last weekend as the Gaels placed fourth at the USA Rugby 7s National Tournament at Texas A&M.
Early wins over Western Washington, Bowling Green and Texas A&M sent Saint Mary's through to the quarterfinals, where the Gaels squared off with always-tough Navy.
A 20-10 win over the Midshipmen pushed Saint Mary's through to the semifinals, where the Gaels ultimately lost 31-0 to defending national champion Life University. That left the Gaels in the third-place match, where they dropped a tough 22-10 decision to Delaware.
Garrett Brewer received plenty of recognition for his play, earning first team all-tournament honors from both RugbyMag.com and USA Rugby. Kelly Harris also landed on the USA Rugby first team and Harris and Mike Haley were named to the RugbyMag.com second team.
Saint Mary's rugby will be back in action during the spring, as the Gaels try to carry their success in 7s into the normal 15-man season. For more information on Saint Mary's rugby, visit http://www.stmarys-ca.edu/club-sports/mens-rugby.