No. 4 Women's Rugby Falls to Dartmouth in Ivy Championship

No. 4 Women's Rugby Falls to Dartmouth in Ivy Championship

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - The No. 4 Harvard women's rugby team was unable to mount a comeback in the Ivy Championship, and fell to No. 2 Dartmouth, 22-8. Three points from junior Jenny Kronish and a try from freshman Erin Wright highlighted the Crimson's performance. 

"Dartmouth is a good side and we enjoy this rivalry," said head coach Mel Denham. "While this wasn't the outcome we would have liked, we were able to keep the pressure on for 80 minutes and played with confidence and composure. A couple minor adjustments at halftime saw our attack light up and our defense keep [Dartmouth] from scoring."

Harvard was able to secure three points after time had expired in the first half, thanks to a three-point kick from Kronish. During the second half, the Crimson fought hard for its lone try of the afternoon, forcing Wright over the line for the five points. 

"We are building this season and look forward to moving into the NIRA post-season," said Denham. "Picking up where we left off today and we will improve on the areas where we know we can be better."

Harvard Highlights:

  • Freshman Erin Wright notched her second try of the season.

Game Notes:

  • Harvard is now 6-9 all-time against Dartmouth.
  • This is the second year in a row that the Crimson has appeared in the Ivy Championship game.

What's Next?

Once this week's seeds are announced, the Crimson will compete in the first round of NIRA Nationals on Nov. 11, location will be held at the higher-seeded competitor.