Harvard 78, Columbia 0

Led by four tries apiece from Dan Deighton and Jonathan Kola, plus three from Dave Renteln, Harvard ravaged an injury riddled Columbia side 78-0.

Cambridge, Mass. Columbia entered the second-match of their weekend road trip having lost a handful of players to injury during Saturday’s 43-17 loss to Yale. Awaiting them was a Harvard side that had rested most of its first-team in its 32-7 victory over winless Cornell on Saturday. Having unexpectedly pushed Harvard to the brink in last year's Ivy League Tournament, Columbia's veterans were determined to do better. Injuries and fatigue, however, prevented Columbia from matching the superior speed and organization of the fresh Harvard players. Things did not look too bad at halftime as Harvard’s lead was only 20-0 on two tries from Dan Deighton, and one each from Jonathan Kola and Dave Renteln.

In the second half, however, Columbia continued losing players to injury and a vastly superior Harvard side added ten tries and 58 more points. Crimson try-scorers were Jonathan Kola (3), Dan Deighton (2), Dave Renteln (2) Max De La Cal, Jonathan Cummins, and Garrett Augustine. Jonny Miller added four conversions.

Harvard 78 Tries: Deighton 4, Kola 4, Renteln 3, De La Cal, Cummins, Augustine Convs: Miller 4
Columbia 0


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