As might be expected, Dartmouth had a hot start in their match against Cornell. Aided by tries from fullback Madison Hughes ’15, lock Nate Brakeley ’12, and a pair from wing Kevin Clark ’14, The Big Green jumped out to a 26-0 lead within the first ten minutes, as they were able to go-forward in virtual all of the contact exchanges. The fast start was impressive considering the team only had time for a limited warm-up after the long bus ride in from Hanover.
The game was hosted on IC's field. Cornell's co-captain Dan Cross '12 scored the opening try off of a maul. Ithaca then came back and evened the score. Before the half, Cornell's Charles Motzer '14 and co-captain Paulo Reis '12 put Cornell up two tries.
The opening of the second half started with a valiant two try drive by Ithaca. However, Cornell's forwards devastated the inside game allowing Benno Soresen '14 and Nate Goldman '14 to touch down two more tries putting Cornell University over Ithaca College 25-15.
The Haka is a Māori traditional dance performed immediately prior to New Zealand rugby national team (All Black) matches. Over the years, the All Blacks most commonly performed the haka "Ka Mate". In the early decades of international rugby, they sometimes performed other haka, some of which were composed for specific tours.
We announce with regret that Head Coach Tonee Labar must step down from his coaching responsibilities for the remainder of the season for undisclosed personal reasons. We wish Tonee all the best and hope that the issues are resolved quickly. In the meantime, local alumni Steve Sable, Morgan McGowan, Eamon Molloy, and Chris Morris and Faculty Advisor Dexter Kozen will assume coaching duties temporarily for the remainder of the fall season.
It was the the Big Green of Dartmouth who made a big splash in round four of the Ivy League Rugby Conference competition as they moved to 4-0 with a huge victory over Brown. The Big Red of Cornell moved from last to fifth with a win over Penn and Columbia took over sole possession of 2nd place with a win over Princeton 22-12.
The second weekend of Ivy League competition saw the Big Green win to make it 3-0, while the Big Red moved to 0-3. Ironically, Dartmouth won it's third straight on the road and Cornell lost it's third in a row at home.
The Ivy League opened up action this weekend with two games in two days. Sunday all eight teams played their second round of matches. After just the second day of competition only Dartmouth and Yale remain undefeated.
Dartmouth, Yale, Columbia and Brown were all Day 1 winners in the first weekend of Ivy League Rugby competition. It was Yale with the most stunning victory, though, as the Bulldogs rebounded from a 17-nil halftime deficit versus the Big Red of Cornell.
After spending a little too much time at the Palms on Friday night, the alumni Z-side came out flat against a young, but game, Cornell A-side. The result was a fast and devastating attack by the A-side backs and a 20-0 lead for the youngsters after only 20 minutes.
Ithaca, NY - Princeton traveled to Ithaca this past Saturday for a match against the Big Red of Cornell. Following an 0-2 start, Princeton recorded its first victory of the season with a 20-7 win over Cornell. With the loss, the Big Red fell to a disappointing 0-3 after three home matches.