Northeastern went down to Fairfield once again to close out the season against Fordham University in the LRC Challenge. The Maddogs went down 12-0 early but got tries from Ryan Connelly and Dante Pierantozzi to bring it even at 12-12.
Sean McElhinney put one down to make it 19-12 good guys, but Fordham was able to score two tries to pull ahead 26-19. Rookie Erik Sullivan was able to bring the Dogs back level with the help of Darren Chan on the conversion. From that point forward, Northeastern didn’t look back with Ryan Connelly scoring another try, followed by Rookie Isaac Christiansen’s first score on the day and Erik Sullivan’s second of the game.
Northeastern took the 2018 Liberty Challenge Cup with a 41-26 victory as Alex Parciak was named Man of the Match.