Brown exploded with 35 unanswered second half points to overwhelm Harvard 55-5 for its fourth successive fall 2012 victory. With the Brown-Harvard football game being played across the street at 4:30 P.M., a festive Brown tailgate crowd joined the Brown Rugby faithful and cheered on the Bears on a picture perfect fall day.
5th min Penalty kick-Brown (Scott Fielding) 3
13th min try– Brown (Alex Lipinsky) 5
Conversion (Scott Fielding) 2
28th min try- Brown (Dan Tonderys) 5
41st min try- Harvard 5
First Half: Brown 15 - Harvard 5
47th min try - Brown (Alex Lipinsky) 5
52nd min Penalty kick-Brown (Scott Fielding) 3
59th min try- Brown (Manny Koelliker) 5
conversion-( Scott Fielding) 2
63rd min try- Brown (Manny Koelliker) 5
65th min try- Brown (Everett Epstein) 5
69th min try- Brown (Dan Levine-Spound) 5
78th min try – Brown (Zahid Jethani) 5
Second Half: Brown 35 - Harvard 0
Final Score: Brown 55- Harvard 5
Harvard’s solid first half defense and Brown handling miscues derailed the Bears in the first half, however Scott Fielding’s foot and tries by lock Alex Lipinsky and Dan Tonderys had Brown comfortably ahead until Harvard scored in injury time of the first half. Brown would have to pick up the pace to offset Harvard’s momentum.
Brown did get off to a solid second half start aided considerably by two Harvard yellow cards. The combination was too much for Harvard as Brown dominated the second half with three backline tries and three forward tries, and Scott Fielding adding points with his foot.
Forwards Zach Long’s lineout work and Everett Epstein’s efforts at the rucks were notable along with Lipinsky’s and Levine-Spound’s scoring. In the backline center Colin Schofield was played a solid match on both sides of the ball along with the try scorers Koelliker and Jethani.
Referee: Don Jennings
Brown Second XV v. Harvard Second XV
Brown’s Second XV was defeated by Harvard 25-10. The teams played three, twenty minute periods with all of Brown’s new players getting some playing time. Sophomore prop Reed Blair and hooker Ian Georgianna scored in the first and second periods respectfully with short runs for tries to offset Harvard scores.
After two periods, Brown and Harvard were tied at 10 points, but in the third period Harvard scored three times to put the match away.
Referee: Dave Laflamme
Second XV Squad
1. Reed Blair’15
2. Ian Georgianna’15
3. Kavin Nunez’15
4. Peter Makhlouf’16
5. Jake Rosenfeld’16
6. Ken Lusk’16 and Godwin Tsado’16
7. Peter Julian’16
8. Connor Flexman’16
9. Ammar Faizullabhoy’16 and Joe Paolino’16
10. Ben Orf’16 and Sira Udomritthiuj’15
11. Alex Krotow’15 and Carl Romines’16
12. Eric Nguyan’16 and Tolupe Lawal’16
13. Tarique Cannonier’16 and Nate Giacalone’16
14. Kafumba Bility’16, Nicolas Ladru’16 and Domenic Mhiripiri’16
15. Sira Udomritthiuj’16
Brown plays at Dartmouth next Saturday, September 29th. Brown will play both first and second XV matches. First XV match will kick off at 1:00 P.M. Directions to the Dartmouth Rugby field can be found on the Dartmouth Rugby website.