DRFC 36 - 5 UPenn

 

 

Dartmouth travelled to Philadelphia, looking to extend it’s Ivy League record to 3 - 0 against Penn. The DRFC came away with a 36 - 5 victory over the Quakers, lead by multi-try efforts from Luke Bienstock’20 and co-captain Ollie Engelhart’18. After a slow start and some back and forth play, Bienstock opened scoring with a 50 meter run through the Penn defense and Patrick Sheehy’20 was just short on the conversion from the corner. Minutes later, after tough running from the forward pack, Sheehy sent a kick flying across the field from the 40 meter line to the try zone and Bienstock was there to dot it down. Sherry would be successful on his second conversion attempt and Dartmouth led by 12 - 0. The next several minutes of play included both teams playing from their red zones and contending for multiple set pieces, including Struan Coleman’19 forcing a turnover on a lineout that led to a missed Dartmouth scoring opportunity. Many set pieces later, Engelhart would finally score off of a powerful Dartmouth maul from 5-meters out. Not long after, Engelhart would score again off of a lineout, weaving in and out of Penn defenders in an impressive individual effort. Dartmouth ended the half with a 31 - 0 lead.

 

At the beginning of the second half, Jack Badenhausen’19 broke through the Penn defensive line and sent a grubber downfield, recovered for a try from Struan Coleman. Dartmouth would hold on to its 36 - 0 lead for the next thirty minutes of play, as play transitioned to both teams exchanging kicks for territory on the field and physicality up front. After a long defensive stance, the Dartmouth defense finally gave in, conceding a last minute try to Penn. Nonetheless, the DRFC extended their perfect record of Ivy play to 3 - 0, the final score, 36- 5.