Brown traveled up to Harvard Stadium this weekend to test the waters with their spring 7’s squad. Invited on the day were Northeastern, Boston College, Brown and host Harvard. The round-robin event was held inside the football stadium under their winter bubble.
All sides were encouraged to bring extended squads over the twelve that normally participate in 7’s events. Fifteen players were selected however Brown held out both(Alex Ogilvy ’20 and Austen Royer ’21 because of minor injuries.
Some 144 years ago on November 13, 1875 Harvard defeated Yale four (4) goals to none in what is considered the first rugby game between Ivy League teams. The game was played at Hamilton Field in New Haven, Connecticut. The two teams played with 15 players (rugby) on a side instead of 11 (soccer) as Yale would have preferred.
This past Saturday, the Dartmouth Big Green hosted the Ivy League final against the Brown University Bears. The boys had spent the entire day before shoveling snow off of the field in order to play their last match of the season on Brophy. Despite a strong showing from both sides, the Big Green were able to continue to stretch their collection of consecutive Ivy League titles to 13, which marked another undefeated Ivy XV’s career for the senior class.
Dartmouth women's rugby won its fourth Ivy Championship title on Saturday with its 41-22 victory over Harvard.
Freshman Kristin Bitter led with 16 points from one try, four conversions and a penalty kick, while junior Idia Ihensekhien was right behind with 15 points from a career-high three tries.
From the kickoff both teams left everything on the field.
This game could have gone either way. Each team brought out their best strategy to exploit opportunity, minimizing their mistakes and using opposing team’s mistakes for their own gain. Both teams shared their strength, weaknesses and frustration to complete this game. At the end of the day each team is commended for their strong finish to the season.
This past Saturday the Dartmouth Big Green kicked off against the Harvard Crimson in the Ivy League semi-final match. From the first whistle, the boys came out firing and after a sequence of strong defense stands, forced a kicked from Harvard, which was successfully converted into a try by fullback Andrew Badenhausen ’19 who smashed through Harvard defenders off of an offload from co-captain Patrick Sheehy ’20.
Brown’s undergrad men will once again be put to the test by the wily and well traveled Alumni who will descend on Brown to demonstrate that there’s yet a lot to learn in the game of rugby.
CURFC first arrived in Paris on Friday March 12th. The team settled into its hostel and then took to the Parisian streets. The first team practice consisted of a 5-mile run between many of the famous landmarks in the downtown area. On just the first night alone, the team was able to see the Louvre, the Eiffel Tower, the Arc de Triumph, La Invalides, and many other famous sites.
Brown lost a heartbreaker in the semi-finals to a very fast Stanford side. The match went back and forth for 70 minutes and Brown grabbed the lead with 9 minutes to go in the match – but Stanford responded with 2 blazing trys. Brown countered and marched down to score but time ran out.
USA Rugby has officially selected the 2010 Women's Collegiate All-American teams. Of the 53 players selected, four were from the Ivy League and all four from Brown. Congratulations to the players and Brown University for representing the Ivy League so well.
Congratulations to Brown University Head Women's Coach Kerrissa Heffernan on the success of the Brown team and the success of her players. Heffernan commented, "Andi, Izraelle, Alex and Alicia had standout matches at both the round of 16 and final four. We're very proud of our student athletes."