Ivy Conference Scoring System
W (win): 4 pts for a win
L (loss): 0 pts for a loss
T (tie): 2 pts for a tie
Try bonus: 1 pt for 4 or > tries
Loss bonus: 1 pt for loss by 7 pts or <
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In its first-ever contest as a varsity program, the Harvard women's rugby team dropped a 39-10 decision to Quinnipiac Tuesday night on Cumnock Field. The Crimson held the possession advantage for much of the first half, but two quick strikes from the Bobcats left Harvard in a 12-0 hole at the half.
Harvard continued the trend of women's teams celebrating the beginnings of new eras as they won big at home against Yale 84-0 in their first Ivy Conference game as a varsity team. New head coach Sue Parker led her team in a match in which all of Harvard's captains scored.
Princeton made sure Chris Ryan's first game as their head coach was a memorable one as they defended their home turf and beat Penn, 53-7.
A solid defensive performance by man of the match Ethan Winchell and a late-game try by John Jeffers locked up an impressive Harvard comeback victory on the road over host Brown. The Crimson were able to overcome a first half in which Brown dominated possession by playing outstanding defense and consistently taking advantage of their opponents' miscues.
Fall 2012 Division Champion Brown started off their Fall 2013 schedule on the road with a huge win at Columbia. The Columbia Women's Rugby Club, a squad that went 1-2 in league play last fall, had a rough start against Brown.
Cornell Rugby took the win this past Saturday over visiting Columbia University by a margin of 39-15. The win, coupled will a well deserved bonus point for scoring more than four tries, vaults the Big Red into first place in the Ivy Rugby Conference South Division. Cornell last saw such heights when they suffered a trying defeat at the hands of Dartmouth in the 2005 Ivy Rugby Championship match held in Conshohocken, PA.