Led by wing Chris Downer’s three tries, Dartmouth College won the 2009 Ivy League Rugby Championship with a 62-13 win over Harvard in the final. Although the Harvard match was a blowout, it was the closest any team came, as Dartmouth outscored its three opponents by the combined tally of 275-13.
Another awesome day for rugby at Columbia!
Dartmouth is the 2009 Ivy League Champion!
Championship Dartmouth 62 - Harvard 13
Third Place Match Princeton 32, Yale 12.
Fifth Place Match Penn 31 - Columbia 5
eventh Place Match Brown 59 - Cornell 5
The scores are all in ... Dartmouth won bigger - twice - today than most likely anyone has ever won big in one day. Harvard outplayed home team Yale to have the opportunity to line up against Dartmouth in the Ivy Championships tomorrow.
1st Round Matches Harvard 31 Columbia 22 Dartmouth 112 Cornell 0 Princeton 25 Penn 20 Yale 18 Brown 8
Second Round Matches Columbia 17 Brown 13 Dartmouth 101 Princeton 0 Harvard 31 Yale 17 Penn 39 Cornell 0
No team has won more 'recorded' Ivy Championships than Dartmouth. Dartmouth won big today. Recorded, is the key word here. We know that rugby has been alive and well in the Ivy League since the 1870's. We know the first recorded 1873 'football game' between Harvard and Yale was, in fact, a rugby game. Come on!