The DRFC took on New England College’s Pilgrims this Saturday at Brophy Field. The Club’s preseason record stands even at 1-1 after the 45-12 victory over NEC. Parker Hall ’20, set up by a streaking fun by fellow ’20 Gyorgy Brevnov, led off scoring for the Big Green with a try just a few minutes into the first half. Jasper Green ’22 followed up a few minutes later, barreling through several NEC players for the score. In another display of the Class of 2022’s talent, Mike Weir tapped a perfect grubber down the touchline from just inside the 22-meter line, setting himself up for the try. Fuller Winton ’19 and Jarret Lewis ’21 added tries for the Big Green in the second half, and Mike Weir tacked on a second of his own. Weir and Pat Sheehy ’20 contributed penalty and conversion kicks.
The Big Green put on a strong performance around the pitch. Dartmouth’s set-piece operated well on attack and defense, stealing NEC’s ball several times in both the scrum and lineout. Furthermore, the offensive and defensive systems ran smoothly, reflecting the hard work the boys have been putting in throughout the past few weeks. The backs spread the ball to the wide channels throughout the match, exposing numerical advantages on the wings and gaining significant yardage for the Big Green. The forwards made space of their own in the middle of the pitch, drawing in defenders and offloading for powerful line breaks. Monday, the team begins preparation for the Ivy League opener against Harvard in Boston next Saturday. Stay tuned for updates on the big week ahead.