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Match Report for

Dartmouth College Women vs.
28 October 2017

Location: Brophy Field

Dartmouth College Women: 22    : 8

The score does not reflect how contested a match this was. Harvard controlled tempo with a solid scrum and good rucking, while Dartmouth played opportunistic rugby. Both teams tackled well.

Harvard opened the game by controlling the ball in the Dartmouth half for about five minutes; however, an intercepted pass led to a 65 meter run for Dartmouth's first try. Off a penalty and quick tap, Dartmouth moved the ball into open space and scored again. Although Harvard controlled the ball for long periods, it had difficulty penetrating Dartmouth's defense. Harvard converted a penalty kick at the half's end while Dartmouth, with two more tries, one converted, scored 22 points, all it would need, in the first 40 minutes.

In the second half, Harvard pressed again and threatened, but Dartmouth's tackling generally remained sound. At the end of the match, Harvard repeatedly recycled the ball near the goal line and earned a try it deserved.

Referee: Christopher Ekman