On a sunny New Haven afternoon, the boys in Green trotted out for yet another Ivy 7s tournament. After they tied the first game 12-12 with Cornell, the Developmental side ran all over the rest of their competition and won the Developmental Tournament. A number players found the try zone multiple times - including first-timers Seamus "Moose" Hall '20 and Michael Perezous '19. Even the big man Jack Mackle '20 rumbled his way for an 80-meter try.
The A-Side - taken aback by the warm temperatures and blazing sun - stumbled into their first game, which they lost 0-36 to Brown. After realizing the weather was not, indeed, some unnatural trick, they managed to pull themselves together to wallop Cornell 26-0 and defeat Columbia 19-12. An all-around great team effort saw Zach Kumar '19 end up with the ball in his hand on the wings in space, run very fast, and score many tries.
The DRFC met Brown again in the championship, but redemption eluded the Big Green. After being stifled for much of the first half, Brown found the try zone for twice in the final minute, and twice in the second half, defeating the Big Green 22-0. The team showed a lot of promise with many young players being called up for the tournament as many of the usual starters were being rested ahead of the D1AA spring championship this coming weekend against the University of Nevada, Reno at East Carolina University.