SANDY — Lindenwood showed their class against a good Utah Valley team in the first college matchup of the day, beating Utah Valley 57-10 on Friday in Rio Tinto Stadium.
The Lions played a physical and structured brand of rugby and went into halftime with a 21-0 lead.
Utah Valley couldn’t stage a comeback despite a brave second half performance, and now Lindenwood will have a shot at its first national title.
Tyler Black, a former USA Junior All-American, was excellent in the match leading with defense and a dynamic attacking style. Lindenwood ran away with it in the end with a final score of 57-10.
Tries: Penalty try, Black (2), Shirley, Duff, Findlay, Magee, Russell, White
Conversions: Davis (5), Duff
Utah Valley 10
Tries: Afu, Araujo