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.
The Cornell Men's Rugby team was recently featured in the Cornell Daily Sun. Staff Writer Edward McNelis profiled the Big Red, detailing their storied history as well as their recent success in the article.
Cornell held off a charging Penn team on the road to win their match, 31-24. Solid play by the Big Red as well as Benno Sorenson's clutch conversions allowed Cornell to stay on top despite an excellent effort from a dangerous Penn squad. Cornell finishes their season undefeated and on top of the Ivy South's standings.
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.
Cornell has proven to be the dominant team in the Ivy Rugby Conference's Southern Division this fall. After a convincing 44-19 win over Princeton this weekend, it's easy to see why people are predicting big things for the Big Red.
Cornell has been the team to beat in the Ivy Rugby Conference's Southern Division this fall, and after their 33-12 win over Princeton this past Saturday it doesn't look like that's about to change anytime soon. Don't let the 21-point margin of victory fool you, however - Princeton played tough all game, and stymied the Cornell offense for much of the first half of play.
Cornell came into this week's with their first division lead since 2005. After all was said and done, they managed to come through the other side while retaining possession of first place - but not without having to face off against a physical Penn team that made the game even closer than the final score of 21-12 would suggest.
Cornell Rugby took the win this past Saturday over visiting Columbia University by a margin of 39-15. The win, coupled will a well deserved bonus point for scoring more than four tries, vaults the Big Red into first place in the Ivy Rugby Conference South Division. Cornell last saw such heights when they suffered a trying defeat at the hands of Dartmouth in the 2005 Ivy Rugby Championship match held in Conshohocken, PA.
Teams from all over the country, including the Ivy Rugby Conference's own Dartmouth Men and Princeton Women, will travel to Greensboro, NC, for the 2013 USA Rugby College 7s National Championship. On November 23 and 24, the top 7s teams from all over the United States will compete in both Mens and Womens divisions for the national championship.
Strong forward play and smooth ball handling in the back line allowed Cornell to breeze to an easy 53-15 victory over Hobart. Despite extremely muddy field conditions at Cornell's home pitch, the Cornell Men were able to handle the ball well and move the pill to space for a series of tries.