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No. 7 Women’s Rugby Opens Ivy Play at No. 10 Brown

No. 7 Women’s Rugby Opens Ivy Play at No. 10 Brown

Matchup
Date
Time
Venue

Series
Last Meeting
Streak 

No. 7 Harvard vs. No. 10 Brown
Oct. 1, 2017
2 p.m.
Marvel Field
Series tied, 6-6-1
         W, 31-5 (April 9, 2017)
W2

Harvard travels to Brown, hoping to start off Ivy play with a win.   

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The No. 7 Harvard women's rugby team, coming off its largest margin of victory in program history with a 130-0 win over Mt. St. Mary's last weekend, is set to open Ivy play this weekend at No. 10 Brown. The game is set for 2 p.m. at Marvel Field.  

Last Time Out
Harvard is coming off a 130-0 win over Mt. St. Mary's last Friday night, which saw the Crimson secure the largest margin of victory in program history. With the win, Harvard moves to 2-0-1 this season.

Ten different players scored the 20 tries in Harvard's victory over Mt. St. Mary's, 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 conversions for the Crimson, earning 20 points.

Scouting Harvard
Harvard currently sits at 2-0-1 this season. Sophomores Dominique Cantave and Delia Hellander, along with freshman Milan Roberts, currently lead the Crimson with five tries each through three games. Junior Caitlin Weigel is close behind, totaling four tries of her own. Junior Jenny Kronish has stood out as the go-to kicker for conversions, having completed 14 this season. Hellander and Weigel have also completed four conversions each.

Scouting Brown
The Bears are 0-1 to start the 2017 season, having lost 45-31 at Norwich last Saturday. Freshman Merion Sellier led the Bears with two tries in the game. Junior Louise Leitao also scored a try for the Bears, while freshman Olivia Duba secured the conversion.

Last Year
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. 

New Leadership
Harvard is competing under new head coach Mel Denham. Denham comes to Harvard after spending the last three seasons as the head coach at Central Washington.

What's Next?
Harvard hosts Dartmouth on Oct. 7 at 1 p.m. at Roberto A. Mignone Field. The game will air on the Ivy League Network.  

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