This season, the Harvard women’s rugby team has proven it deserves attention. The program has continuously been among the best in the NCAA, and its 2018 campaign showed no change. The program’s greatness only becomes more impressive when the difficulty in recruiting high school rugby players and walk-ons is considered.
This win earned the Crimson (6-1) its second-ever Ivy crown as it clinched the one seed going into the NIRA Playoffs.
Starting on a cold and rainy Saturday morning at Mignone Field, the Harvard women’s rugby team handily defeated the Notre Dame College Falcons, 43-12.
Harvard women’s rugby dominated Quinnipiac for the second time this season on Saturday with a 24-21 win. The Bobcats scored twice late in the game — one try with 14 minutes left and the other with only a minute left — but the Crimson maintained its composure and was able to hold Quinnipiac off for its third victory of the season.
By the end of regulation, the hosts had run up the final score to 55-13. Saturday was another instance of the Big Green asserting its dominance over the Crimson squad in the last few years.