The Dartmouth Rugby Football Club ended its regular season this weekend with a 36 – 15 win over Brown University, remaining the only undefeated club in Ivy League rugby.
Held in Providence on Brown’s home pitch, the match was defined by cold, mud, and mistakes on both sides. Dartmouth suffered heavy penalties in the first half of the game and gave up valuable ground to a physical, well-coached Brown side, but managed to hold its lead as Brown failed to capitalize on penalty kicks. “We came out slow, which is an issue we need to continue to work on in training over the upcoming week,” said Dartmouth sophomore Will Lehmann.
Ivy League playoffs begin next week, when Dartmouth will face fourth-seeded Yale University at home. A Dartmouth victory then will mean another Ivy League championship for that club.