No. 7 Women's Rugby Set to Face No. 3 Army

No. 7 Women's Rugby Set to Face No. 3 Army

Last Meeting

No. 7 Harvard vs. No. 3 Army
Sept. 16, 2017
12 p.m.
Anderson Rugby Complex
Harvard trails, 1-7
       L, 26-7 (April 30, 2017)

Harvard looks to continue its early season success at Army.

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – No. 7 Harvard women's rugby is set to face No. 3 Army this Saturday at the Anderson Rugby Complex. The game is at 12 p.m. and is available to watch on Knight Vision.

About Harvard
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. 

A Quick Start
The Crimson returns many important players to their lineup this season, including sophomores Delia Hellander and junior Caitlin Weigel. Hellander was second on the team last fall with eight tries, while Prentice scored six.

Weigel kicked off the 2017 season with a try and two conversions last weekend at No. 9 West Chester, while Hellander earned a try and a conversion. Sophomore Dominique Cantave made her presence known against the Rams, touching down for two tries, totaling 10 points for the Crimson in the 61-0 win.

New Leadership
Harvard will compete 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.

Scouting Army
Army hosted its home opener last Saturday, defeating American International 76-20. Army's 76 points were the second-most in program history. Senior Rebecca Stipp and sophomore Gio Ferguson-Lewis each recorded three tries, while Bayleigh Gable completed eight conversions for Army.

What's Next?
Harvard will host its home opener on Sept. 22 at 7 p.m., as the Crimson takes on Mt. St. Mary's. The game will air on the Ivy League Network.

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