Dartmouth & Harvard Women’s Rugby
Dartmouth women’s Rugby team won the 2019 NIRA National Championship, 19-14 over Harvard. It was the first NIRA Championship title in the program’s history.
Harvard had the first scoring opportunity in the first minute, but Dartmouth would score first with a try by freshman Ariana Ramsey for a 5-0 lead. Neither team would score again during the half, s the top two teams engaged in a defensive battle.
Dartmouth struck first early in the second half from a try by senior Camile Johnson, who evaded Harvard defenders. She then converted for a 12-0 lead. The Big Green added a third try by freshman Emily Henrich, pushing the lead to 19-0.
Harvard then answered back with a run by senior Caitlin Weigel, who is a force to tackle. The run set up the finish by sophomore Adrianna Romero and after senior Jenny Kronisch’svconversion, the score was 19-7.
Late in the match, Harvard cut the lead to 19-14 after a penalty try, but neither team would add points and Dartmouth claimed the title.
Senior Dartmouth captain Camille Johnson was named Mos Valuable Player at the conclusion of the match.