No. 4 Women's Rugby Hosts No. 1 Dartmouth Saturday

Last Meeting

No. 4 Harvard vs. No. 1 Datmouth
Oct. 7, 2017
1 p.m.
Roberto A. Mignone Field
Ivy League Network
Andy Towne, Eric Gallanty
Harvard trails, 6-7
          W, 10-7 (April 30, 2017)

Harvard hosts its first Ivy matchup of the season, welcoming Dartmouth on Saturday (Gil Talbot).    

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. The game is set for 1 p.m. at Roberto A. Mignone Field and will air on the Ivy League Network.

Last Time Out
The Crimson is coming off an 84-8 victory at No. 10 Brown last Saturday. Sophomore Brooklynn Davis led Harvard with three tries, followed closely by sophomore Delia Hellander, freshman Milan Roberts and junior Genevieve Quirion who each tallied two. Junior Jenny Kronish completed 10 conversions for the Crimson.

Scouting Harvard
Harvard is 3-0-1 through the first four games of the season. Sophomore Delia Hellander and freshman Milan Roberts currently lead the Crimson with seven tries each through four games. Sophomore Dominique Cantave has tallied six tries. Junior Jenny Kronish has been leading the way in conversion kicks, totaling 21.

Scouting Dartmouth
Dartmouth is 3-0 this season, and 1-0 in Ivy play.  The Big Green, ranked No. 1 in this week's NIRA coaches poll, has defeated No. 5 Army, No. 2 Quinnipiac and most recently earned a win over Princeton, due to forfeit. Freshman Lilly Durbin currently has six tries this season, which leads the team. 

Last Year
The Crimson went 5-1 during the 2016 fall season, finishing second in Ivy play with a 4-1 record over conference opponents. Last November, the Crimson fought its way to the Ivy Tournament Championship, finishing second.

Last April, the Crimson defeated Dartmouth for its second consecutive Ivy 7s Championship. Harvard 7's then went 4-1 at the NIRA 7s Challenge, with wins over AIC, Dartmouth and West Chester. During the 2016-17 season, the Crimson notched a 25-7 overall record, going 10-2 in Ivy play. 

New Leadership
Harvard is competing under new head coach Mel Denham. Denham comes to Harvard after spending the last three seasons as the head coach at Central Washington.

What's Next?
Harvard hosts Princeton on Saturday, Oct. 14 at 1 p.m. The game will be played at Roberto A. Mignone Field and will air on the Ivy League Network.   

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