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Ivy League Round 3

Monday Sep 28, 2009 in Amateur Competitions Division I Colleges

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(Columbia v. Penn, Ed Hagerty photo.)


Round Three of the Ivy League:

Dartmouth 62, Yale 8

Hanover, NH - Paced by the 17 points from Derek Fish (a try and six conversions), Dartmouth went out to a 45-3 halftime lead and finished with a 62-8 win over Yale on a perfect day for rugby in Hanover.

Dartmouth sophomore Paul Jarvis, an Honorable Mention All American, scored three tries, and Nick Downer scored two. In its three Ivy matches to date, Dartmouth has outscored its opponents a combined 233-11.In front of hundreds of fans and alums sitting on the hillside, Dartmouth burst out to an early lead. However, a galvanized Yale defense in the latter half of the match bogged down the Big Green attack.

“If we played the first 25 minutes of the game like we played the last 25, we would have been in it,” said Yale coach Jan Pikul. “We shut Dartmouth out in the last 25 minutes… but we were slow to adjust to pressure. We gave up too many points off of turnovers.”

First-half try scorers for Dartmouth were Brothers, Nick Downer, Fish, Grant, Jarvis (2), and Lehmann. Fish added five conversions. Yale dashed Dartmouth’s hopes of a shutout with a Ryan Vandersloot penalty kick late in the first half (45-3).

Dartmouth’s 17 second half points came on tries by Nick Downer, Edandison and Jarvis, with Fish adding a conversion. A try by Yale’s Matt Lacasse was the first allowed by Dartmouth this season, 62-8.

Dartmouth’s defensive standout Derek Fish said, “We kept them on their back foot all day and pressured them so they could not get comfortable. Our tacklers did a great job in isolation, opening up turnover opportunities.”

Looking forward to the rest of the Ivy League season, Yale coach Pikul remarked, “This league is unique in rugby. American rugby started in the Ivies, and if someone is going to create positive change in the sport, the Ivies should be the ones to do it.”

Dartmouth 62
Tries: Brothers, N Downer 2, Fish, Grant, Jarvis 3, Lehmann, Edandison
Convs: Fish 6

Yale 8
Tries: Lacasse
Pens: Vandersloot

Harvard 69, Brown 11

Cambridge, Mass. - Harvard won its third straight match of the new Ivy League Series with an eleven try, 69-10 dismantling of Brown.

Dan Deighton led Harvard with five tries while Jonny Miller contributed 19 points from a try and seven conversions. Harvard started Round Three with high spirits after a solid week of training. They went out to a 31-6 halftime lead on tries by Deighton (2), Xander Groeneveld (2) and Jonny Miller; with Miller adding three conversions.

Sam Rabb’s two penalty kicks accounted for Brown’s first-half scoring.

In the second half,
Harvard scored 38 points on tries by Dan Deighton (3), Johnny Cummins, TJ Brennan and Dave Renteln. Jonny Miller added four conversions.

Brown’s lone second half score was a try by Chaney Harrison. 

Harvard 69
Tries: Dan Deighton 5, Xander Groeneveld 2, Johnny Cummins, TJ Brennan, Dave Renteln, Jonny Miller
Convs: Miller 7

Brown 11
Tries: Chaney Harrison
Pens: Sam Rabb 2

Columbia 30, Penn 18

New York, NY - Led by two tries apiece from wing Zach Bull and flanker Derrick Lipscomb, Columbia defeated the University of Pennsylvania 30-18 under the lights at Baker Field in New York City. Columbia’s record is now 1-2, while Penn falls to 0-3.

Columbia drew first blood in the third minute with a try by flanker Steve Hen and increased its lead ten minutes later with a spectacular try by wing Zach Bull. Columbia’s attack started at mid-field and the ball came out to Bull at Penn’s 30. Confronted by defenders, Bull pop-kicked ahead, recovered possession just outside Penn’s line and touched down for the try, 10-0.

Penn got on the board with a penalty goal by flyhalf Jonny Chia in the 17th minute and narrowed
Columbia’s lead to 10-8 when hooker Matt Belgiovine scored from a lineout at the five in the 25th.

Columbia flanker Derrick Lipscomb scored from a five meter scrum in the 34th minute and Zach Bull got his second touchdown in the 40th, bringing the halftime score to Columbia 20, Penn 8.

In the second half Penn narrowed the score to 20-13 with a try by No. 8 Mike Tully four minutes after the restart.

Columbia, however, came back with another well-earned try in the 16th when they blocked a clearing kick at Penn’s twenty and Derrick Lipscomb touched down his second try, 25-13.

The Lions put the game out of reach with a try by prop Bob McMahon in the 22nd but never-say-die Penn would have the final word when scrumhalf Andy Martin touched down in the 36th, 30-18.


Columbia 30
Tries: Hehn, Bull 2, Lipscomb 2, McMahon

Pennsylvania 18
Tries: Belgiovine, Tully, Martin
Pens: Chia

Referee: Rob Perle

 

Princeton 33, Cornell 22

Princeton, NJ - In a battle between 0-2 teams, Princeton posted 33-22 win over Cornell in Round Three of the 2009 Ivy League Series.

The two teams went into halftime tied 5-5 on tries by Princeton’s McCabe and Cornell’s Webb. Princeton jumped out to a 19-5 lead at the beginning of the second half, but Cornell tied the match and then took a 22-19 lead on a penalty kick by Matt Mullery with fifteen minutes to play. Two late converted tries, however, gave Princeton the win.

Princeton outscored Cornell 28-17 in the second half on tries by Flowerman (2), Wong and McCabe; all four converted by Justin Mazzini. Cornell’s second half points came on tries by Arbelaez and Simonelli, with Mullery converting both and adding the aforementioned penalty goal. 

Cornell was pleased with the way they played from 22 to 22. They feel they need work focusing within the opposing 22 to set rucks and complete phases to punch the ball into the try-zone.

Princeton 33
Tries: McCabe 2, Wong, Flowerman 2
Convs: Mazzini 4

Cornell 22
Tries: Webb, Arbelaez, Simonelli
Convs: Mullery 2
Pens: Mullery




Ivy League

W

L

T

Pf

Pa

Pd

Bt

Bl

Pts

Dartmouth

3

0

0

233

11

222

3

0

15

Harvard

3

0

0

207

23

184

3

0

15

Yale

2

1

0

73

86

-13

2

0

10

Brown

2

1

0

48

87

-39

0

0

8

Columbia

1

2

0

40

126

-86

1

1

6

Princeton

1

2

0

55

152

-97

1

0

5

Penn

0

3

0

32

105

-73

0

0

0

Cornell

0

3

0

35

145

-110

0

0

0

 



- Ed Hagerty
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