Dartmouth hosted the Ivy League Championship match against Brown this Saturday at Corey Ford. As a cap to another successful Ivy season, the boys secured the Club’s 11th-straight Ivy title and an undefeated Ivy XV’s career for the senior class—yet another special moment on Brophy.
Pat Sheehy ’20 opened the scoring with an intercept try from Brown’s 22-meter, capitalizing on the Big Green’s relentless defensive effort off the line. Sheehy continued to lead the scoring effort, slotting two penalty goals over the following ten minutes. Dartmouth’s defense pushed Brown back within their 22-meter on as the Bears looked to add some offensive momentum of their own. Finally pinned back within their 5-meter, Brown looked to kick. Struan Coleman ’19 (Captain) rushed the kicker, and, putting his height to work, deflected the ball back into Brown’s try zone. Griffin Miller ’19 touched it down for the try. The boys’ next scoring opportunity came early in the second half off a Brown lineout won by the Dartmouth defense. A big run from Mason Koch ’20 kicked off by an offload from fellow ’20 Parker Hall, put the Big Green in scoring range. Off a quick recycle, Koch found himself at the center of play again, stepping in at scrumhalf from the base of the ruck. The boys put it through the hands to Charlton McArdle ’21 on the outside, who finished off the try. Fuller Winton ’19 (Co-Captain) put up a score of his own, as the forwards hammered the ball up the middle, opening space for Winton to dance the Brown’s back line on the outside. A big run up the sideline from Mike Weir ’22 put the Big Green within the opposition 22-meter once again. The boys moved the ball from one side of the pitch to the other, where Coleman stepped through several defenders and finally offloaded to Jack Badenhausen ’19 (Co-Captain) for the try.
The DRFC will head into off-season training, looking to prepare for Vegas 7s this winter and spring 15s tour to Florida. Thanks to all those friends, family, alumni and parents who make what we do possible.