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SJA Rugby Finishes 7th at National Championships

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The Saint Joseph Academy rugby program, who captured the national championship in 2016, finished in seventh place this year at the tournament, held in Elkhart, IN.

The Jaguars lost their opening game to Kahuku (HI) 22-0, a team that went on to finish second in the tournament.  Later that day, the Jags fell 24-7 to State College, PA.

SJA showed their resiliency on Sunday however as they came back in the 7th place game and defeated Warsaw (IN) 34-29, a team they had just lost to just over two weeks ago at the Midwest Championships.

In Elkhart, the Jaguars were without several seniors who missed the tournament to attend prom but SJA received some strong performances in the win over Warsaw.  Mary Chura led the way with three tries while Anna Schubert, Annie Rolf and Frankie Burns each added one try.  Regina Baldado had two conversion kicks in the win.

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