The Northeast championship match pitted 2 of the top women's rugby programs in the country against one another. In a match characterized by big hits and tenacious runs Brown beat Army, the reigning national champions 36-17. Both sides go to the National playoffs in the spring.
Ivy Rugby is excited to announce that H2H will be on hand at the Ivy VIIs Championships on November 5th to film the top athletes from all 8 of the Ivy League school rugby teams in attendance. H2H joins Royall Lyme and Boathouse Sports as key sponsors who will be in attendance for the second ever sevens championship event.
The Dartmouth Women took on Brockport, the third seed from New York State, in the first round of the Womens Northeast Plate yesterday and soundly defeated the Bulldogs 38-24. The Northeast Final Four Weekend is being hosted by Dartmouth Women at Corey Ford Clubhouse.
The Northeast Final Four and Plate Division Tournaments will be held on November 5th and 6th at the Corey Ford Rugby Clubhouse (Brophy and Battle Fields) at 9 Reservoir Road in Hanover, NH. Congratulations to all of the teams who will be competing in the Northeast Playoffs this weeekend, especially Princeton and Harvard who had to battle the elements as well as very worthy opponents yesterday.
The 2011 Ivy Rugby 7's Championship will be held at The Irish Cultural Centre in Canton, MA, on Saturday November 5th from 9am till 3pm. National Champions Dartmouth will take on the other seven Ivy League schools in this action packed Saturday. Dartmouth will have 3 teams competing: a 1st VII looking to take home the Championship; and a 2nd and 3rd VII competing for the TIER II trophy.
Yale University, New Haven, CT -- Brown University participated in a small warm-up 7’s event at Yale University to prepare the team for the Ivy 7’s Championship next weekend at the Irish Cultural Center in Canton MA. Eight teams participated in the event that was eventually cut short due to weather conditions. A winter storm hit New Haven at about noon causing a couple games to be canceled and no final to be played. Both Brown sides were able to get 3 games each.
The snow didn't deter the Tigers in a hard-fought match. The Princeton Women prevailed in very snowy conditions 22-0 over Boston University. It was a nasty, snowy, windy day. The conditions were so bad that Princeton needed to delay the start of the match for 15 minutes just to expose the lines.
In the final Ivy men's regular season match, Columbia traveled to Harvard to wind up the regular season pool play and conclude the 3rd season of the Ivy Men's Rugby Conference. After defeating Columbia 46-14, Harvard (4-3) sits at 4th in the top tier behind perfect Dartmouth (7-0) and Brown and Princeton, both 5-2.
Founded in 1978, the Yale Women's Rugby Football Club is one of the oldest women's collegiate rugby teams in the nation. Yale Women are a competitive rugby team, playing against women's rugby teams at Ivy League schools in the Ivy Rugby Conference.
Heading in their final fall 15s game against Harvard Saturday, Dartmouth seemed primed to give a special performance in front of a raucous Homecoming crowd. By no means did they disappoint. Outperforming a determined Harvard defense right from the opening whistle, the Big Green dispatched the Crimson 62-0. The win capped off a third straight undefeated run through the conference for Dartmouth. The team has now won 12 of the last 15 Ivy Championships, including the last five in a row.
Brown Women's Rugby claimed it's sixth consecutive Ivy Championship defeating Princeton 24-17 at Princeton. This is the first Ivy Rugby Conference Championship for Brown, but the Brown Bears have won the Spring Ivy XVs tournament five year's running before winning the league in 2011.
Brown played well to score three first half tries against a physical Princeton side, but were unlucky not to put over another two tries when the Bears misfired close to the goal line. As was the case the day before against Penn, a strong wind was a big factor. Brown shut out Princeton with the wind, but the 19 point cushion was tested when the second half ensued.
Brown scored four unconverted tries to Harvard’s one but had to come back in the final minutes of the match to eke out a 20-17 victory in this tense Ivy match-up. The muddy and wet conditions confounded the Bears all day as handling errors and careless penalties caused shifts from potential momentum to lost possession.
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