The Keelhaulers came from 16 points down in the second half of their semi-final game against University of North Florida to win 31-26 and book their place in the Division 3 National Championship game.
The cadets from California Maritime (see below post), who visited New Zealand last year, gave it a good run in the finals against Salve Regina University of Rhode Island. In the end, though, they fell just short, losing 22-15.
Our friend Steven Hiatt, the cadets’ coach, wrote to us, saying “We were over the line THREE times, but couldn’t get points from any of those. Despite the loss, (it was a) great run and great experience for the lads.”
Hear, hear and well done from all your friends in Wellington. Steve also reports that it’s possible to watch both matches at ustream.tv: http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/22228100 (Championship Match: Cal Maritime vs. Salve Regina Univerity), http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/22197989 (Semi final Cal Maritime vs. University of North Florida)