Local Roundup: Dartmouth Women’s Rugby to National Finals

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Hamden, Conn. — The top-ranked Dartmouth College women’s rugby team edged No. 5 Harvard, 17-12, in the NIRA semifinals on Friday afternoon, advancing to the national championship for the first time in program history.

The Big Green (8-0) will face No. 2 Quinnipiac in the final on Sunday, following the Bobcats’ 41-26 victory over Central Washington.

Junior Kat Ramage’s foot made the difference for Dartmouth. Ramage successfully kicked for points and nailed conversions following tries from senior Frankie Sands and junior Camille Johnson.

Ramage’s first kick gave Dartmouth a 3-0 lead at the half. Sands scored her try 90 seconds after the interval, with Ramage’s conversion making it 10-0. Johnson further increased the lead with her try and Ramage’s conversion for a 17-0 lead. Maya Learned crossed the try line twice for the Crimson, but the Dartmouth defense held.

The Big Green and Bobcats meet in the NIRA final on Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Quinnipiac Rugby Field


Big Green Duo All-District

Hanover — Dartmouth quarterback Jack Heneghan and offensive lineman Ben Hagaman were named to the College Sports Information Directors of America Academic All-District I Football Team for Division I schools on Friday.

A 6-4, 230-pound senior from Atherton, Calif., Heneghan is an economics major with a 3.79 GPA. He has led Dartmouth to a 7-2 record with a shot at earning a share of the Ivy League title. Hagaman, a 6-4, 305-pound native of Nashville, Tenn., has started every game this season at right tackle for Dartmouth. Hagaman is a history major with a 3.32 GPA.