Women's Rugby Absorbs 56-19 Loss to AIC

Shelby Lin had a solid day for the Crimson against AIC Saturday (Gil Talbot).

In its second contest of the 2013-14 spring schedule the Harvard women's rugby had trouble stopping a talented American International College team, falling to the Yellow Jackets by a score of 56-19 Saturday at Cumnock Field. The Crimson moves to 6-3 overall on the season and 1-1 in spring play with the loss.

Despite the nice weather in Cambridge, the Crimson had trouble getting going against AIC, falling behind early and struggling to keep up with the Yellow Jackets' offensive pace. AIC was bolstered by a number of national team players on its roster, and it was the members of the national team that did the bulk of the scoring on the day. Senior Shelby Lin had one of the stronger games for the Crimson on the day, with junior Helen Clark and freshman Claire Collins also contributing solid efforts in the loss.

The Crimson will take the next two weekends off from game action, as it returns to the pitch March 29 for a home game against local foe Boston College. Game time is slated for 11 a.m., at Cumnock Field.