The Dartmouth Rugby Football Club shut out Harvard University by a score of 31 – 0 Saturday morning, to remain the only undefeated club in the Ivy League.
“The conditions were wet and sloppy,” says Harvard captain Johnny Miller ’10, presumably of the game. Heavy rains had soaked Dartmouth’s Brophy Field for hours before kickoff and both clubs struggled to keep possession of a slippery ball and make effective passes. Hard-fought scrums and line-outs proved the order of the day, and Dartmouth’s forwards won and kept possession consistently.
“Harvard played aggressively,” said Dartmouth Head Coach Alex Magleby ’00. “We tip our hats to them, they are a well-coached and tough side.”
The win positions Dartmouth well in contention for the newly-formed Ivy League Championship Series, and also to take its tenth Ivy title in 13 years. This match was Dartmouth’s second shutout of the season; the team has outscored opponents by an average of 66 – 3.