Yale 1st XV 67-0 Columbia
The men’s first team earned an impressive victory in their Ivy League home opener on Saturday, defeating a physical Columbia side 67-0. Columbia played well from the start and kept the game close leading into the second half. Their scrappy defense and hard runs forced the Bulldogs to sharpen their offensive shape and pillar defense as the game went on. Ultimately, the Yale defense held strong and kept the Lions from scoring. In all, it was an instructive and hard-fought victory for Yale. The Bulldogs will take on a strong Brown side at home next Saturday.
Yale Development 38-10 Columbia
Captian Khaleel Rajwani led the Yale Development Side 10s to a strong kick-off against the Columbia side. Freshman Center Boris Epie opened the scoring with his first ever try for the White and Blue, later breaking through for a second try later in the half. Two other rookies, Freshman Winger Elias Kalembo and Sophomore Forward Neehar Ghandi, scored their first points as Bulldogs. Led by Veteran Forward Josh Racine (1 Try), Markus Reneau (1 Try) and Rucking specialist Hank Loughlin, the Development side showed grit in a 38-10 victory.