By: Charlotte Brackett
Dartmouth (1-2) vs. Quinnipiac (2-3)
Date: Saturday, Oct. 12
Time: 11:00 AM
Location: Hanover, N.H. / Brophy Field
All-Time Series: Tied, 2-2
Dartmouth women’s rugby will look to close the regular season on a high note as it hosts Quinnipiac on Saturday afternoon. The Big Green’s six seniors will be playing at Brophy Field for the last time.
LAST TIME OUT
Ariana Ramsey scored a pair of tries in Dartmouth’s 39-19 loss to Army West Point last Saturday.
Ramsey led the team for the third game in a row, ending up with 10 points. Kristin Bitter was right behind with nine points from one try and two good kicks. The two accounted for all of the Big Green’s points.
In a very evenly matched first half, it was Army that got on the board first, scoring eight minutes in with no conversion to take a 5-0 lead. It took until the halfway point before Dartmouth could counter, but a Ramsey try and a good kick by Bitter put the Green ahead, 7-5. One more for the Black Knights with time almost expiring gave the visitors a 10-7 edge heading to the half.
Less than a minute into the second half, Ramsey and Bitter were back to give the Green a four-point advantage. That did not last long though, as three more Army tries and two conversions in a 15-minute span put some space between the teams (29-14).
A late push from Dartmouth resulted in a Bitter try to cut Army’s lead to 10, but two Black Knight scores in the last three minutes ended the game (39-19).
SCOUTING THE BOBCATS
Quinnipiac enters its second-to-last regular-season match with an overall mark of 2-3. Most recently, the Bobcats had a 64-7 loss to the Crimson. The Bobcats’ two wins came against Penn State (23-22) and Notre Dame College (74-20).
LAST TIME AGAINST QUINNIPIAC
On Sept. 8, 2018, the Big Green took down three-time defending national champion Quinnipiac, 40-22, on the road.
Kat Ramage, Sophie Ragg and Emily Henrich all ended the day with 10 points; Ramage had five good conversions, while Ragg and Henrich scored a pair of tries.
Tries by Ragg, Camille Johnson and Henrich, and a trio of good conversions by Ramage within the first 17 minutes put Dartmouth ahead, 21-0. Quinnipiac got in the game with a try of its own and a good conversion and, following a penalty kick, made it a 21-10 match. Henrich’s second try of the game and a good kick by Ramage increased the Big Green’s lead (28-10) to end the first half.
Two Bobcat tries and one conversion to start the second pulled the home team within six points (28-22). Dartmouth shut down Quinnipiac’s opportunity for a comeback with two more tries of its own, scored by Ragg and a career-first for Margot GÃ©nÃ©reux, and a good Ramage conversion to give the Green a 40-22 lead.
NEXT UP FOR DARTMOUTH
The postseason starts in two weeks, first with the Ivy Rugby Championship on Saturday, Oct. 26.