Women’s Rugby Set For NIRA National Championship Clash Against Dartmouth

Photo Courtesy: Gil Talbot
Photo Courtesy: Gil Talbot
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CAMBRIDGE, Mass.– The second-ranked Harvard women's rugby team (8-1) will take on No. 1 Dartmouth (8-1) in the NIRA National Championship game. The game will commence at 1 p.m. on Sunday, November 18 at Dartmouth's Scully-Fahey field and will be broadcast on ESPN+.

How to Follow:

Broadcast – ESPN+

Twitter - @RadcliffeRugby

What to Know:

  • The No. 2 Crimson comes into the championship game after defeating No. 3 Quinnipiac 47-8 on Friday. 
  • This is the program's first appearance in the NIRA National Championship game in program history.
  • The Crimson's last meeting with Dartmouth was on October 27, 2018 when they defeated Dartmouth 12-3 on the road to win the Ivy Championship. 
  • Harvard enters on a six-game win streak. 
  • Senior Caitlin Weigel is on a six game try streak and leads the team with eleven try's on the season.  
  • Senior Jenny Kronish contributed 19-total points in the team's win against Quinnipiac on Friday. 

At the Helm:
Harvard Head Coach Mel Denham is in her second season with the team. In her inaugural season, she posted a 21-14-1 record across 15s and 7s play. This is her first appearance in the NIRA National Championship.