Women’s Rugby Readies for National Championship Showdown with Army West Point

Milan Roberts action photo.
Photo courtesy: Zach Webster.
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CAMBRIDGE, Mass.- Women's rugby (6-2) is set to compete for the NIRA National Championship for the second straight year against Army West Point (7-1) on Sunday, Nov. 17 at 2 p.m. at Mignone Field in Cambridge.

How to Follow
Broadcast- vs. Army West Point- ESPN+ (Talent: John Broker and Alex Goff), International Stream
Twitter- @RadcliffeRugby
Instagram- @harvardwrugby

Ticket Information
Tickets are $5 for adults and free for all kids and students with their university ID. Tickets can be purchased online here.

Student Rewards
There will be a tailgate in front of Beren Tennis Center that will include food, live music, yard games and a variety of other activities. Students who attend the game will receive a pair of Harvard gloves.

What to Know

  • Harvard defeated Dartmouth in the final minute of the NIRA Semifinal game off a penalty kick from Milan Roberts, 23-22.
  • The Crimson is playing in its second straight NIRA National Championship
  • Harvard is 2-1-1 against Army in 15s since head coach Mel Denham took over, including a win in the 2017-18 NIRA Quarterfinals, 24-12.
  • After a try in the semifinals, sophomore Sofie Fella is now tied for the team lead in tries at seven with junior Arianna Romero.
  • Sophomore Cassidy Bargell has scored a try in three of the last four games and is tied for second on the team in tries at six.
  • First-year Brogan Mior leads the team in scoring, totaling 64 points from six tries and 17 conversions.

At the Helm
Mel Denham returns for her third season as the coach of the Crimson. She is coming off a school best 19-5 record across 15s and 7s with an Ivy tournament title, a bronze medal finish at USA Rugby 7s nationals and an appearance in the NIRA national championship game.

Up Next
The Crimson takes to the offseason before preparing for 7s in the spring.