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2017-18 Women's Rugby News

  • Women’s Rugby Reaches Championship Game of Bowdoin Polar Bears 7s
    April 21, 2018
    Competing for an automatic berth to the national championships, Harvard women’s rugby fell on the final play of the championship game to Army West Point to come in second place at the Bowdoin Polar Bear 7s.
  • Rugby Seeks Nationals Qualifier at Bowdoin Sevens
    April 19, 2018
    At stake this weekend at the Polar Bear Sevens Tournament for the Harvard rugby team is a golden ticket to the USA Rugby Sevens Collegiate National Championship on May 19. The Crimson (12-3) can clinch a spot in the national tournament by winning the tournament being hosted by Bowdoin College on Saturday, April 21 at Packard Rugby Fields. Harvard’s first contest is slated for 10:40 a.m.against Army on Field Two.
  • Rugby Takes Second at Ivy League Sevens Championship
    April 14, 2018
    The Harvard rugby team reached the finals of the Ivy League championship for the third straight year, but fell to Dartmouth, 29-0, in its quest for a third straight Ancient Eight crown. The Crimson (12-3) cruised through group play and the league semifinal, outscoring foes 174-14.
  • Rugby, Two-Time Defending Ivy League Champion Going for Three-Peat on Saturday
    April 12, 2018
    Two-time defending Ivy League Sevens champion Harvard women's rugby team seeks a third consecutive Ancient Eight crown on Saturday, April 14. Princeton will host this year’s Ivy sevens tournament at West Windsor Fields. Harvard (8-2) has been placed in Pool A and will take on Cornell, Columbia, and Brown in group play. The Crimson’s first match is set for 9:30 a.m. against the Big Red. 
  • Rugby Takes Third at Brown Sevens
    April 08, 2018
    The Harvard rugby team took third place at the 2018 Brown Sevens Tournament on Sunday, defeating American International, Sacred Heart, West Chester, and Norwich. Sophomore Delia Hellander led the Crimson (8-2) to a 4-1 showing on the day with 42 points behind six tries and six conversions. For the second straight tournament, Dominique Cantave scored at least three tries, touching down thrice on Berylson Family Fields.
  • Rugby Engages AIC, Sacred Heart on Sunday at Brown Sevens
    April 05, 2018
    The Harvard women's rugby sevens team contests the Brown 7s Tournament on Sunday, April 8. Twelve schools have entered the draw and will compete across five pools beginning at 11:20 a.m. on Marvel Field. Harvard’s (4-1) first opponent will be American International (4-1) at 12:40 p.m. on field two. The Crimson’s second match of pool play will be against Sacred Heart (2-2) at approximately 1:40 p.m. on the same gridiron. 
  • Around The Yard: Grace Chao
    April 04, 2018
    A classmate once conjectured that if you want to know what a Harvard student is truly passionate about, you don’t ask them what their concentration is, you ask them what their secondary field is.
  • Ivy League Enhances Exposure, Fan Experience with Long-Term ESPN Agreement
    April 04, 2018
    The Ivy League and ESPN have agreed to a long-term relationship to showcase Ivy League events through a variety of ESPN platforms, including at least 24 events annually on ESPN’s linear networks and more than 1,100 annually on ESPN+. This will include coverage for all 42 Harvard varsity programs.
  • U.S. Rugby Hall of Fame to Induct Alex Williams `91
    March 29, 2018
    Harvard graduate Alex Williams ’91 is among seven players, coaches, and major influencers on rugby in the United States that the U.S. Rugby Foundation announced as its Hall of Fame Class of 2018. Williams will become the fifth individual woman to be inducted into the U.S. Rugby Hall of Fame. The honorees will be officially instated at a ceremony to be held in Houston on Friday, June 15.
  • Crimson 7s Final Pits Women's Rugby Versus Army
    March 24, 2018
    The Harvard women’s rugby team opened its sevens season by storming through pool play and into its fourth Crimson 7s Tournament championship appearance on Saturday. The Crimson handed NIRA 15s national champion Quinnipiac a commanding 48-0 loss in the semifinal, before being upset by Army, 34-10, in the championship match on Roberto A. Mignone Field. Junior Sarah Lipson led the Crimson (4-1) with seven tries (35 points), while freshman Milan Roberts amassed a team-leading 46 points on six tries and eight conversions.
  • Highlights: Rugby Takes Second at Fourth Annual Crimson 7s Tournament
    March 24, 2018
    Lots of Harvard tries from throughout the tournament.
  • Women's Rugby Opens Sevens Season as Host of Crimson 7s Tournament
    March 21, 2018
    The Harvard women's rugby sevens season will begin with the Fourth Annual Crimson 7s Tournament on Saturday, March 24. Roberto A. Mignone Field will host 27 matches as 12 teams are set to compete across three pools for the right to move on to the cup and plate championship brackets. The opening match between Army and West Chester is slated for 9 a.m. Harvard will kick-off against Molloy at 9:20 a.m. Streaming is available on the Ivy League Network.
  • Women's Rugby Tallies Six Academic All-Ivy Selections
    March 06, 2018
    Continuing to add accolades after a strong fall season, Harvard women's rugby had six student-athletes selected as Academic All-Ivy honorees, as announced by the Ivy Rugby Conference: juniors Grace Chao and Akweley Okine and sophomores Brooklynn Davis, Sarah Lipson, Ana Suazo and Victoria Tong.
  • Women's Rugby Garners Five NIRA All-America Selections
    December 11, 2017
    The National Intercollegiate Rugby Association announced All-America selections Tuesday afternoon with five members of Harvard women's rugby earning recognition. Senior captain Maya Learned, juniors Caitlin Weigel and Jenny Kronish and freshman Milan Roberts earned All-America status, with senior Haley Langan named an All-America honorable mention. 
  • No. 5 Women's Rugby Falls to No. 1 Dartmouth, 17-12, in NIRA Semifinals
    November 17, 2017
    CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - The No. 5 Harvard women's rugby team fell to No. 1 Dartmouth, 17-12, in the NIRA Semifinals on Friday afternoon at Quinnipiac. 
  • No. 5 Women’s Rugby Faces No. 1 Dartmouth in NIRA Semifinals
    November 14, 2017
    CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – After defeating No. 5 Army, 24-12, to advance to the NIRA Semifinals, No. 4 Harvard is looking to upset No. 1 Dartmouth this Friday in a 1 p.m. contest hosted by Quinnipiac.
  • No. 5 Women's Rugby Downs No. 4 Army, Advances to NIRA Semifinal
    November 11, 2017
    CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - The No. 5 Harvard women's rugby team defeated No. 4 Army, 24-12, on Saturday night to advance to the NIRA Semifinals. 
  • No. 5 Women’s Rugby Faces No. 4 Army in NIRA Quarterfinals
    November 08, 2017
    CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The No. 5 Harvard women’s rugby team is gearing up for the first round of the NIRA Tournament, and will face No. 5 Army at the Anderson Rugby Complex this Saturday, Nov. 11 at 6 p.m. The two teams have met once already this season in September, with both teams earning a 33-33 tie.
  • No. 4 Women's Rugby Falls to Dartmouth in Ivy Championship
    October 28, 2017
    CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - The No. 4 Harvard women's rugby team was unable to mount a comeback in the Ivy Championship, and fell to No. 2 Dartmouth, 22-8. Three points from junior Jenny Kronish and a try from freshman Erin Wright highlighted the Crimson's performance. 
  • No. 4 Women's Rugby Readies for Ivy Championship
    October 26, 2017
    CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The No. 4 Harvard women’s rugby team is gearing up for the Ivy Championship this Saturday, Oct. 28 at No. 2 Dartmouth.
  • Women's Rugby vs. Princeton Canceled
    October 11, 2017
    CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - The Harvard women's rugby game against Princeton on Saturday, Oct. 14 has been canceled. 
  • No. 4 Women's Rugby Falls to No. 1 Dartmouth
    October 07, 2017
    CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - On Saturday afternoon at Roberto A. Mignone field, the No. 4 women's rugby team was unable to force a comeback and fell to No. 1 Dartmouth, 39-10.
  • No. 4 Women's Rugby Hosts No. 1 Dartmouth Saturday
    October 05, 2017
    CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The No. 4 Harvard women’s rugby team, coming off an 84-4 victory at No. 9 Brown, is set to host No. 1 Dartmouth on Saturday in its first home Ivy contest of the season.
  • Women’s Rugby Earns No. 4 National Ranking
    October 04, 2017
    CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The National Intercollegiate Rugby Association (NIRA) coaches released their first public poll this week, with Harvard women’s rugby earning a program-best No. 4 ranking.
  • No. 7 Women's Rugby Defeats No. 10 Brown 84-8
    October 01, 2017
    CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - The No. 7 Harvard women's rugby team opened Ivy play with a 84-8 victory over No. 10 Brown on Sunday afternoon at Marvel Field. The Crimson moves to 3-0-1 this season. 
  • No. 7 Women’s Rugby Opens Ivy Play at No. 10 Brown
    September 28, 2017
    CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The No. 7 Harvard women’s rugby team, coming off its largest margin of victory in program history with a 130-0 win over Mt. St. Mary’s last weekend, is set to open Ivy play this weekend at No. 10 Brown. The game is set for 2 p.m. at Marvel Field.  
  • No. 7 Women's Rugby Downs Mt. St. Mary's, 130-0
    September 22, 2017
    CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - The No. 7 Harvard women's rugby team dominated Friday night under the lights of Roberto A. Mignone Field and defeated Mt. St. Mary's 130-0 to move to 2-0-1 on the season. This was the second highest-scoring game in program history, just missing the previous record of 132 points against Penn on Oct. 24, 2015. 
  • No. 7 Women's Rugby Hosts Mt. St. Mary's on Friday
    September 19, 2017
    CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The No. 7 Harvard women's rugby team is set to face Mt. St. Mary’s this Friday at Roberto A. Mignone Field. The game is at 7 p.m. and is available to watch on the Ivy League Network.
  • No. 7 Women's Rugby Ties No. 3 Army, 33-33
    September 16, 2017
    CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The No. 7 women's rugby team continued its early success on Saturday afternoon, tying No. 3 Army, 33-33. Harvard built up a 14-0 lead in the first half, thanks to a try from freshman Milan Roberts and another from senior captain Maya Learned. The Crimson finished the first half up 14-7.
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