Harvard will compete this Saturday for the Ivy title against Dartmouth (Gil Talbot).
No. 4 Harvard vs. No. 2 Datmouth
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. The Crimson will face off against the Big Green at 12 p.m. and the game will air on the Ivy League Network. This will be the second year in a row that Harvard and Dartmouth have met in the Ivy Championship final.
Harvard is 3-1-1 this season, having beaten West Chester, Mt. St. Mary's and Brown, while tying Army and losing to Dartmouth. Freshman Milan Roberts currently leads the Crimson with eight tries on the season, while sophomore Delia Hellander close behind with seven. Junior Jenny Kronish has been a standout for the Crimson as the team's primary conversion kicker, completing 21.
Dartmouth is undefeated this season, having won all five games this fall. Harvard and Dartmouth have faced each other previously this season, a 39-10 win for the Big Green earlier in October. Dartmouth has also earned wins over Quinnipiac, Army, Princeton and Brown.
Last Time Out
Harvard most recently faced down Dartmouth on Oct. 7 at Roberto A. Mignone Field. The Crimson lost to the Big Green, 39-10. A try from freshman Erin Wright gave the Crimson five points and another from classmate Milan Roberts, were the highlight's of Harvard's afternoon. It was Wright's first try of the season and Roberts' eighth.
Largest Margin of Victory
On Sept. 22, the Crimson defeated Mt. St. Mary's, 130-0, for a new program record for largest margin of victory. Ten different players scored the 20 tries for the Crimson, including three tries each from freshman Milan Roberts, sophomores Dominique Cantave and Delia Hellander and junior Caitlin Weigel. Junior Jenny Kronish completed 10 of 15 tries against the Mountaineers, while junior Caitlin Weigel completed two and sophomore Delia Hellander completed three.
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 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.
Harvard is competing this season under new head coach Mel Denham. Denham comes to Harvard after spending the last three seasons as the head coach at Central Washington.
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