Women’s Rugby Kicks Off Spring Schedule With 22-5 Win Over West Chester

Junior Lenica Morales-Valenzuela had a pair of tries for Harvard Saturday against West Chester (Gil Talbot).

In its first action of its first spring varsity campaign, the Harvard women's rugby team showed its defensive grit in a 22-5 defeat of West Chester Saturday on Cumnock Field. The Crimson moves to 6-2 overall in 2013-14.

West Chester, coming into the game with an identical 5-2 record on the season, was unable to get much going against the swarming team defense of Harvard, as the Crimson surrendered just the one try on the day. On offense, the Crimson was spearheaded by junior Lenica Morales-Valenzuela, as she punched in a pair of tries on the day. Sophomore Brooke Kantor pitched in with the first try of her varsity tenure, and senior captain Xanni Brown capped the scoring for Harvard with a try of her own. Classmate Shelby Lin split the uprights for a conversion, capping off Harvard's 22 points on the day.

Harvard is back in action next weekend when it hosts American International College (AIC) in an 11 a.m., contest at Cumnock Field.