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.
As collegiate and club rugby teams around the country are preparing in earnest for the summer seven-a-side season, Dartmouth hosted the Royall Lyme Dartmouth 7s Presented by Rockwood Services Corporation on Sunday for teams representing a mix of undergraduate and graduate Ivy League institutions. Designed to give teams exposure to competitive sevens play, Dartmouth hosted teams from Brown, Harvard, Harvard Business school, and Tuck (Dartmouth’s business school) to compete.
The #2 ranked Brown Women's Rugby (11-3) team will travel to Palo Alto, CA this Friday to compete in the USA Rugby Division I Collegiate Final Four. Brown advanced to the Final Four with victories last weekend against UNC and Navy. The other teams advancing are #1 ranked Army (13-1), #3 ranked Stanford (7-1), and #4 ranked Penn State (6-1).
Dartmouth and Harvard will represent the Ivies at the USA Sevens College Championship Invitational. Both will compete in Pool A with a challenging first round draw which includes the 2 Ivy teams, recent 15s national champion CAL and Notre Dame.
The All-Ivy Barbarians assembled this weekend for an historic and inaugural entry into the NRU Cup in Albany, NY. Players were selected by the Ivy League coaches following the Fall 2009 Ivy League competition structure. Coaching the AIB squad this weekend were Ivy League coaches David Gonzales (Harvard), Mike Stevenson (Harvard) and Hayden James (Columbia). William Weber (Columbia) assisted as a team manager.
Kooga – Made for Rugby™
The All-Ivy Barbarians team kit and uniforms were provided by Kooga – Made for Rugby™.