The spark that started with the bonfire spread to a spectacular weekend of homecoming sports. On Saturday, Big Green football fans, including President Philip J. Hanlon ’77 and Gail Gentes, were brought to their feet cheering as Dartmouth beat Yale 24-17 in overtime in front of the largest student crowd in eight years at Memorial Field. Earlier in the day, women’s rugby brought the fire to Brophy Field, defeating Mount St. Mary’s 70-0. "That’s right, seven-zero to nothing,” Cheryl Bascomb ’82, vice president for alumni relations, said later. Homecoming sports events also included a home game for field hockey, a sailing team-hosted regatta at Mascoma Lake, and an equestrian show hosted at Morton Farm.