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.
In 1876, when Captain Eugene V. Baker called for candidates for the Yale rugby team, freshman Walter Camp was right there. Within a day or so, young Camp won the a regular halfback position. He was exceptionally fast and extraordinarily strong, but, more important for a rugby player, he was a terrific kicker, excelling at both punting and dropkicking.
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.
Another great day of rugby here in Ithaca. Both teams played an exciting and entertaining game. This was a game seniors on each team will remember for years. Neither side was willing to leave the field empty handed.
Dartmouth won the 2008 Ivy League Championship in what can only be described as extremely convincing fashion. Led by two tries from wing Dave Chattman, the Big Green destroyed Harvard 41-0 in the final.
The 2008 Men's Ivy League Rugby Championship tournament will be hosted by Columbia University this weekend. Dartmouth and Harvard are back strong this spring after playing in last year's final. Watch out for tournament host Columbia University, a much improved Yale side and Princeton who defeated Yale just last weekend.
The first two rounds of matches will be held on Saturday at Tibbet's Brook Park in Yonkers, NY. The final rounds will be held on Sunday at Columbia's Baker's Field Athletic Complex. After last year's Harvard victory at Brown, what will Dartmouth bring in 2008?
The Columbia Soccer Stadium seats 3,500 people. Columbia Soccer Venue at the Baker Field Athletics Complex boasts a new all-purpose turf suitable for rugby. The FieldTurf pitch is a hybrid fiber, rubber and sand infill blend designed to have a more consistent feel and a faster pace.
LBUQUERQUE, N.M. – In the USA Rugby National Guard Men’s and Women’s College Club Playoffs two teams from the Ivies took the pitch in the first round of the Division I Men’s and Women’s competition.
In the men's round of 16, No. 2 seed BYU overpowered the Ivies only men's representative, No. 15 seed Dartmouth College 48-22. Dartmouth made it to the round of 16 qualifying throught the New England Union.