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On October 1, 2011 Princeton Women defeated Harvard Women 26-14. Due to the victory, Princeton qualifies for nationals. Three teams from the Northeast will make the national field of 16.
Harvard Women, who won the Division II National Championship in the spring of 2011, do not make the finals, but can consider the season a success as they move up and compete admirably in their first season in the 1st Division and in the Ivy Rugby Conference.
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.
The 10am match played on Brophy Field.
Dartmouth defeated Harvard in the final match of the Ivy 7s Championships 41-14. The event was being hosted by The Boston Irish Wolfhounds and Harvard Rugby at the Irish Culture Center.
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.
After finishing #1 and #2 in the Ivies, Brown Women's Rugby squares up against Princeton in the semi-finals of the Women's Northeast Final Four next weekend. Just a few weeks back Brown claimed it's sixth consecutive Ivy Championship by defeating Princeton 24-17 at Princeton.
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.