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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Following a disappointing regular season, Princeton found themselves in the position of having to fight off a challenge from #5 seed Cornell in order to maintain the #4 spot in the Ivy playoffs at Dartmouth next weekend.
The Brown Women's team pulled off a solid upset victory at home over Cornell in a cross-divisional showdown this past weekend.
The Cornell Men's team was able to continue their quest for an undefeated season this past Saturday at Columbia. When the clock hit 0:00, the Big Red was up 61-18 over a Columbia side that fought hard until the last whistle. It would have been easy for the Lions to get discouraged during a match that wasn't going their way.
Under the home lights, though, Columbia ran in a try in the in the opening minutes of the second half to show that they planned on competing hard until the game was over. An incredibly impressive performance was turned in by Cornell's pack leader, Chuck Motzer, who scored 5 tries for Cornell in the winning effort.
After an impressive and shocking 57-7 win over Brown on October 5, the Harvard Women's team was able to enjoy a week off last week. Harvard put the rest to good use against the physical Tigers shutting them out 36-0.
Providence, RI – Dartmouth traveled to Providence this weekend for its final match of the fall XVs season. Brown had been a tough opponent in the past, climbing up the ranks of the Ivy North to give Dartmouth a run for their money in the 2012 campaign. Knowing the Bears to be a worthy foe, Dartmouth went into the match looking to put into play the systems they’d worked on over the course of the fall and finish the Ivy XVs season on a strong note. The Big Green established control in the first half and never looked back on their way to a 55-3 victory.
Coming into this week's action, the Princeton Tigers had an 0-4 record despite some solid play throughout the year. They knew they had to be on their A game with 2nd place Penn coming to town, and just from looking at the final score it's obvious that they were - the Tigers topped Penn by a score of 20-14.
To say that the Yale Men's Rugby Team has had a rough Fall season would be an understatement. The Bulldogs enter this Saturday's match with an 0-5 record and 0 points in the standings. Harvard is coming to New Haven with a 3-2 record and is hoping to replicate the success they had against Brown last week. While they are 11 points back of undefeated Dartmouth in the standings, Harvard will look to put some more points on the board and stay as the second place team in the Ivy Rugby Conference's North Division. Kickoff is scheduled for 1:00pm at Yale Rugby Pitch.
The Dartmouth women looked as though they couldn’t quite wake up from their 3 hour nap on the early-Sunday morning bus ride to New Haven. The Elis, on the other hand, were quite ready to take the field, coming out with more intensity and aggression than their visitors, and spending the first 15 minutes of this cross-tier match with most of the possession.
Once again Dartmouth had home field advantage on a beautiful fall day for this weekend’s final Tier I Ivy Rugby Conference match against Brown. Once again all eyes were on Brophy Field as both teams provided thrilling entertainment for this weekend’s large homecoming crowd with inspirational runs, driving tackles, and ferocious team defense. Most notably, once again the Big Green women held out for the win to remain undefeated and on top when the final whistle blew, with another very narrow point spread against a very talented opponent.