No. 7 Harvard vs. Mt. St. Mary's
Harvard hosts its first matchup of the year, after starting 1-0-1 this season (Gil Talbot).
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The No. 7 Harvard women's rugby team is set to face Mt. St. Mary's this Friday at Roberto A. Mignone Field. The game is at 7 p.m. and is available to watch on the Ivy League Network.
The Road So Far
Harvard is coming off a 33-33 tie at No. 3 Army last Saturday. The tie was Harvard's first since April 11, 2015 when the Crimson tied with Brown, 12-12. The game saw tries from freshman Milan Roberts, sophomores Victoria Tong and Delia Hellander, junior Virginia Miller and senior captain Maya Learned. For Learned and Hellander, they were their second tries of the season after they each scored one against West Chester. Junior Jenny Kronish completed four conversions, good for eight points, against Army.
Prior to the tie against Army, Harvard kicked off the fall season with a triumphant 61-0 win at No. 9 West Chester on Sept. 10.
Freshman Milan Roberts, sophomores Dominique Cantave and Delia Hellander, junior Virginia Miller, and senior captain Maya Learned have touched down for two tries each over the last two contests. Hellander has successfully completed one conversion, while Caitlyn Weigel has notched two. Leading the way in conversions is Jenny Kronish, who completed four in last week's contest at Army.
Scouting Mt. St. Mary's
The Mountaineers started the fall campaign 0-2, with losses to Notre Dame College (Ohio) and Kutztown. Junior Katelyn Comeau notched a try against Kutztown and two conversions, while sophomores Sloane Robinson and Rio Greenshields each recorded a try.
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.
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.
Harvard will be on the road next weekend, facing Brown in Providence at 2 p.m. on Oct. 1. The game will air on the Ivy League Network.
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