Women’s Rugby Set for Clash at Dartmouth

Women’s Rugby Set for Clash at Dartmouth

Sophomore Caitlin Weigel (front) has scored in all three matches this season (Gil Talbot).

Last Meeting

    Harvard (3-0) vs. Dartmouth (3-1)
Oct. 1, 2016 / 2 p.m.
Brophy Field 
Harvard trails, 3-4
W, 19-0 (April 30, 2016)

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The Harvard women's rugby team looks to stay perfect as it rides a three-game winning streak into a matchup with Dartmouth at 2 p.m. on Saturday. The Crimson is off to the best start in program history, posting a 3-0 record while outscoring its opponents 131-22 during the stretch.

Last Time Out
Harvard rolled to a 45-15 win over Brown in its home opener at Mignone Field. The Crimson became the first team since the inception of the program to start a season 3-0. Eight different Crimson recorded tries in the contest, including juniors Taciana Periera and Hayley Langan, sophomores Caitlin Weigel, Rachel Harkavy and Jenny Kronish, along with freshmen Robyn Beese, Delia Hellander and Dominque Cantave.

Once Harvard has taken the lead this year, it has never looked back. The Crimson have yet to trail in a game, leading wire-to-wire in all three victories. 

Defensive Prowess
The Crimson defense has been dominant through three contests. Harvard has only allowed three tries this season while giving up an average of just 7.3 points per match.

Scoring Machine
Sophomore Caitlin Weigel has touched down for a try in every game for the Crimson this season. In the game against Brown, Weigel broke free for a 60-yard run late in the second half to seal the victory for Harvard.

Ancient Eight Action
The Crimson finishes its regular-season schedule with three consecutive Ivy League matches. Harvard will travel to take on Princeton on Oct. 8 before welcoming Cornell to Mignone Field on Oct. 15.

Scouting Dartmouth
Dartmouth enters the matchup with the Crimson after a 3-1 start to the season. Dartmouth picked up two early conference wins, defeating Brown, 51-18, and Columbia, 110-0. In the victory over Columbia, junior captain Ashley Zepeda had three tries to lead the Big Green. Sophomore Kat Ramage had six successful conversions in the first half and senior Kendall Ronzano had four conversions and a try in the second. In total, 13 different Dartmouth players touched down for tries in the decisive victory.

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