The DRFC took on Yale this weekend at Corey Ford in the Ivy League Semi-Final match. Conditions were once again cold and wet.
The men in Green came out firing, with Gyorgy Brevnov ’20 winning back the opening kickoff from Jack Badenhausen ’19. After a string of hard-running phases, Jarret Lewis ’21 picked and went from the base of the ruck to punch in a try from a few meters out. Soon after, Malcolm Robinson ’22 turned over Yale’s ball, which the Big Green then put through the hands for Jack Badenhausen ’19 who ran in for the score from the wing. In relentless fashion, Struan Coleman ’19 (Captain) offloaded to Jack Badenhausen, who then danced through the Bulldog defense for his second try of the day. “Freshman Phenom” Mike Weir ’22 tacked on his first score of the day, stepping through Yale’s back line and shaking two tackles before a long slide through the mud into the try zone. With an opportunity to add to the points he’d been putting up via conversions, Pat Sheehy ’20 pushed through the line for a try of his own. Skipper Struan Coleman dove in for Dartmouth’s next try of another strong scrum from the forward pack. Mike Weir opened the scoring for the second half with another dazzling run to touch it down beneath the sticks. Brevnov darted in for a try of his own under 10 minutes into the second half, pushing the score to 68-0 Dartmouth. Topping off a strong performance, Robinson touched down a score beneath the sticks. The Coleman put in his second of the day, set up by strong running from the forwards and a short pass from Weir. Charlton McArdle ’21 put in two of his own, and Brevnov touched down his second try of the day to round out scoring for the Big Green. Dartmouth put up a solid defensive effort as well, driving back Yale’s runners with hard two-man tackles and consistently quick speed off the line. Final score: Dartmouth 99 – 7 Yale.
With the victory over Yale, Dartmouth will host the Ivy League final next Saturday against Brown. Thanks to all the DRFC friends and family who came out to Brophy for the match.