Brown University won the Ivy Rugby Wildcard D1AA final today beating Princeton 27-14 in the championship. All 8 Ivy teams participated this weekend. "A big congratulations to Brown for being the Ivy D1AA champions and we all wish them the very best of luck moving forward in the Round of 16," stated Richard Lopacki, Princeton University Director of Rugby.
The preliminary round of the 2014 Ivy Rugby playoffs took place April 12 at Princeton University. The winner, played today between Brown and Princeton, will represent Ivy Rugby in the USA D1AA championship round of 16.
Dartmouth dominated Penn by a score of 38-nil in the Ivy 15s Semifinal match in Hanover, NH. Kevin Clark led all scorers with three trys. The win allows Dartmouth to host the Ivy 15s Championship next Saturday.
Harvard defeated Cornell 19-0 in the Ivy 15s Championship Semi-Finals. The match was played at Cornell's home pitch at 220 Pine Tree Road on the campus of Cornell University. Harvard took a 5-0 lead into halftime before scoring once more than sealing the match with three kicks for post in the second frame.
CURFC travelled to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina this past week for the club's annual Spring Tour. The tour began with a tough matchup against Carolina Cup champions UNC-Wilmington. CURFC fought hard in the first half, but UNCW was able to pull away in the second, with Columbia eventually falling 35-13.
After a week of two-a-day training (and the occasional beach walk-through) with Coaches Dan Kennedy and Zack Lane, Columbia took on Coastal Carolina.
Following a season that was disappointing to the club, CURFC entered into the Ivy Sevens tournament with a chip on their shoulder looking for a shot at redemption. Fielding two sides coached by Daniel Kennedy, Columbia traveled to Princeton for the day-long tournament.
Dartmouth hosted the second round of Ivy North Sevens today on Brophy and Battle Fields. The team returned to full strength in preparation for the Ivy Sevens Championships next weekend at Princeton. Harvard, Yale and Brown squads as well as the two Dartmouth sides took part in the day’s events. The Dartmouth 1st and 2nd VII went undefeated on the day, blanking all opponents faced. The day culminated with Dartmouth defeating Brown 31-0 in the finals of the top bracket.
In thrilling come-from-behind fashion, the Princeton Men won on their home turf over Columbia. Columbia started fast and was able to jump out to an impressive early lead, seemingly dominating possession with scrappy offensive play and timely penalty kicks. The score was 17-5 at the half.
With a successful 15s season in the books for the Northern Division, the Ivy Rugby Conference is moving on to Sevens. This weekend will see the first official Sevens action of the year for the Ivy Rugby Conference, as its' member teams will converge on Yale's campus for a tournament.
The Cornell Men's team was able to continue their quest for an undefeated season this past Saturday at Columbia. When the clock hit 0:00, the Big Red was up 61-18 over a Columbia side that fought hard until the last whistle. It would have been easy for the Lions to get discouraged during a match that wasn't going their way.
Under the home lights, though, Columbia ran in a try in the in the opening minutes of the second half to show that they planned on competing hard until the game was over. An incredibly impressive performance was turned in by Cornell's pack leader, Chuck Motzer, who scored 5 tries for Cornell in the winning effort.
The USA Rugby Trust and Rugby PA will welcome the New Zealand Maori All Blacks and the USA Rugby Eagles to town with a special gathering on Thursday evening Nov 7th beginning at 7:00pm. Come meet the some of the best rugby players in the world at the Union League of Philadelphia.