Women’s Rugby Rolls Against Brown, 45-15

Sophomore Genevieve Quirion (center) carries the ball in the win over Brown.

– The Harvard women's rugby team rolled to a 45-15 victory over Brown in the inaugural game held at Roberto A. Mignone Field. The Crimson moved to 3-0 on the season, marking the best start since the inception of the program in 2013.

The Crimson defense once again set the tone as Harvard held Brown to just three points until late in the second half. Eight different Crimson recorded tries as a solid team effort helped to take down the Bears.

Harvard got on the board first with a kick from freshman Emily Prentice to take the 3-0 advantage. The Crimson extended its lead with tries from freshman Robyn Beese and sophomore Rachel Harkavy to take a 13-0 lead midway through the first half.

Freshman Delia Hellander then broke through the Brown line of defense with some nice moves to give the Crimson an 18-0 advantage. Brown managed to tack on three points near the close of period to narrow the deficit to 18-3.

The Crimson picked up where it left off in the second half as juniors Taciana Periera and Haley Langan touched down for tries to give Harvard a 28-3 lead.

Freshman Dominique Cantave earned her first-career try off the feed from senior Claire Collins, followed by a try from sophomore Jenny Kronish who scored for the second consecutive game.

Sophomore Caitlin Weigel capped off the scoring for the Crimson with a long run before touching down for the try and sealing the 45-15 victory.

Harvard returns to the pitch on Saturday, Oct. 1 when it travels to Hanover, N.H. to take on Dartmouth at 2:00 p.m.