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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.
Moments after the Penn match, Brown took the field to play Roger Williams University. With wins over Penn and Roger Williams, Brown completed a long, yet successful, day of rugby.
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.
On a crisp autumn day at Cornell’s pitch the University of Pennsylvania Quakers and the Cornell Big Red battled to a 33-16 final. Penn, coming off a tie with the Princeton Tigers, looked to establish an early tempo.
Brown’s resilience was tested as the Bears gave up two early converted tries in the first 12 minutes of the match before outscoring Dartmouth 23 to 9 over the final 65 minutes of play and not conceding another try to tie the Ivy League’s most dominant rugby program over the last 16 years.
Although there had been some rain early in the day, field conditions were excellent and there was not rain during the afternoon.