Senior Claire Collins (center) led the Crimson with two tries against Navy (Gil Talbot).
ANNAPOLIS, Md. – The Harvard women's rugby team defeated Navy, 32-7, in its 2016 season opener on Saturday. Senior Claire Collins paced the offense with two tries as the Crimson led the contest wire-to-wire.
Navy narrowed the deficit on a try and successful conversion to make it 15-7 right before the intermission.
Harvard regained control of the contest from the start of the second half, outscoring the hosts 17-0 during the final frame.
Collins recorded her second score to start the half before sophomore Caitlin Weigel gave the Crimson a 20-point lead (27-7) after a long run and kick for the conversion.
Freshman Robyn Beese finished off the scoring late in the game, notching her first try in a Crimson uniform and sealing the 32-7 win for Harvard.