Freshman Delia Hellander scored five tries on the day, including four in a win over Penn, as the Crimson captured its second-straight Ivy 7s Championship (Elan Kawesch).
HANOVER, N.H. – The Harvard women's rugby team collected its second consecutive Ivy 7s Championship with a 10-5 win over Dartmouth in the finals Sunday afternoon. The Crimson outscored the Big Green, 10-0, in the second half to take control of the match and earn the Ivy title.
The Crimson (15-4) finished 2-1 in pool play with wins over Columbia and Penn, earning a semifinal matchup against Princeton. Harvard took down the Tigers, 22-19, to clinch a spot in the championship game. Having fallen to Dartmouth, 12-0, earlier in the day, the Crimson rallied from a first-half deficit to earn a hard-fought 10-5 win for its second-straight Ivy 7s Championship.
Harvard 29, Columbia 0
In Harvard's first contest of the tournament, the Crimson came out with a purpose and took a 19-0 lead after the first half. Sophomores Genevieve Quirion, Caitlin Weigel and freshman Emily Prentice all touched down for the Crimson to set the tone early. Freshmen Delia Hellander and Victoria Tong added some insurance with tries of their own in the second half to give Harvad the 29-0 win.
Harvard 45, Penn 0
Harvard's defense completely shut down its opponent for the second time today and fourth-straight game dating back to April 9, as the Crimson dominated Penn, 45-0. Hellander totaled four tries to lead the Crimson attack, while Tong, sophomore Rachel Harkavy and freshman Becky Soilson scored to round out the scoring for Harvard.
Harvard 0, Dartmouth 12
In a close battle early, the Big Green managed to take a 5-0 lead at the half. Harvard was unable to find its offensive rhythm and a late try from Dartmouth in the second half sealed the 12-0 win for the hosts.
Harvard 22, Princeton 19
Harvard quickly regrouped from its last match and erupted for a double-digit lead (17-0) after the half. Sophomore Caitlin Weigel started the Crimson scoring with a try, and then Quirion took the feed from junior captain Maya Learned to the end zone for the score. Princeton fought back in the second half, but a try from Quirion proved to be the difference as Harvard held on for the 22-19 win.
Harvard 10, Dartmouth 5
Harvard found itself in a 5-0 first half deficit to the Big Green for the second time today. The Crimson remained unfazed, and used a complete team effort to upend the Big Green with a strong second half of play. Senior Claire Collins scored a couple minutes into the second half, and a successful conversion gave the Crimson a 7-5 advantage. A penalty kick from Learned then sealed the victory and gave the Crimson its second-straight Ivy 7s Championship.