Yale Advance to the Ivy Conference Semi Finals

Yale RFC headed into today’s game against Harvard off the back of two tough losses against Brown and Dartmouth. We knew this was an all-or-nothing affair and put in our hardest week of training of the semester in preparation. After a tough two-point loss in the Malcom Cormack Cup last year (named after the famous ex-Yale head Coach) we faced Harvard away with a spot in the Ivy League Playoffs Semi-finals and the Cup title at stake. We arrived focused on the challenge ahead and warmed up in torrential rain and 37mph winds. Starting the first half against the wind, we traded half-a-dozen kicks and staved off 10 minutes of constant attack from Harvard. After forcing them deep into their own half it only took a few hard run phases for Captain Joe Goode ‘19 to nip around the ruck and score our first try of the game. Shortly after Ian Reid ‘19 scored the first of his three tries with Daniel Marsh ‘21’s conversion making it 12-0 to Yale. Before the half Reid put in another two and Bojan Dosljak trucked through the defence to make it 31-0. In the second half Harvard brought the fight but Yale saw them off for a well earned 31-15 win. The team will face Dartmouth away November 3rd @1PM in the semi-finals.