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Led by senior Frankie Sands ’18 with a pair of tries, the No. 2 Dartmouth women’s rugby team defeated No. 4 Harvard, 22-8, at Brophy Field on Oct. 28 to claim its third consecutive Ivy Rugby Championship.
Since making the jump to varsity status in 2015, the Big Green and head coach Katie Dowty have dominated Ivy competition, claiming the conference title each year, including the two most recent championships at the expense of the Crimson.
Sands ended the day with 10 points, while junior Kat Ramage ’19 had seven on one try and one conversion. Sophomore Becca Jane Rosko ’20 also scored a try, while freshman Idia Ihensehkien ’21 had a good game, assisting on two tries.
Harvard controlled action early in the first half, but it was Dartmouth that struck first. Sands read the situation perfectly, intercepting a Crimson pass and outrunning a Harvard player for the first score of the afternoon just six minutes in. It looked as if the Big Green had scored another try a few minutes later, but it was waved off and the score remained 5-0.