Dartmouth is the first of three 7s tournaments in the IVY Rugby Conference this fall. This first tournament was a tune-up for the tournament at Yale next weekend (11/3). The results of the 7s tournament at Yale will determine the IVY North and IVY South seeds for the IVY 7s Championships at Princeton on November 10th.
On a beautiful fall day in Hanover, Dartmouth Rugby shut down Yale to maintain their position at the top of Ivy Rugby. For the second time this season, both the 1st and 2nd XV held Yale scoreless on the day, leading to two dominant victories of 42-0 and 97-0 respectively.
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With both teams coming into the game undefeated in Ivy South play, the match between the University of Penn Quakers and the Columbia University Lions at Penn Park promised to be a great match, and neither team disappointed. In a scrappy contest, the home team held off a late Columbia rally for a 22-18 victory.
After battling it out for 80 minutes, Dartmouth came out on top 31-21 on a beautiful fall day in Cambridge. The Big Green controlled the two teams’ first meeting in Hanover three weeks previous with a 60-0 victory, but the Crimson showed that they were much improved in an exciting match. On a day where Madison Hughes '15 tallied 17 points, it was still Harvard with their three consecutive second half tries that stole the story line.
Brown beat a game but over matched Penn side 75-5 to go to 3-0 in the Ivy League. The final score of the match came with minutes left, first year Ebony McCaskill fought her way through the defense to score under the post and close out a dominant 75-5 win.
Columbia took a lead into halftime against Princeton lead by an Alex Plana and Petey Palello. In the second half, Plana, Pablo and a try by Michael Poage put it away for Columbia. Princeton tries by Nick Martin and Etienne Gallant kept the Tigers in the contest.
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