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.
Cornell finally got the victory it has been working hard for all season with a convincing win over Columbia. Cornell came out fired and determined to put on a good show. A good show it was indeed.
In a season that has seen Dartmouth only rarely not in complete control of a match, the nationally‐ranked Big Green were put to the test by a physical and well‐coached Brown side to finish out the Ivy League play. Trailing Dartmouth by 12-5 in the first half, Brown was unable to upset the undefeated Dartmouth.
Cornell defeats visiting Columbia 21-5 in round 7 of the Ivy League Rugby Championship Series on homecoming weekend in Ithaca. Cornell, previously the only winless team in the Ivies gets a tally in the win column.
Princeton spoiled Penn's chances to pick up their second win of the season as the University of Pennsylvania Rugby Club hosted the Tigers in Round 7 of the Ivy League Rugby Championship Series 2009 at historic Franklin Field.
Princeton University 14 @ University of Pennsylvania 10
BROWN • COLUMBIA • CORNELL • DARTMOUTH • HARVARD • PENN • PRINCETON • YALE