Women's Rugby Earns Statement Win Over Harvard
The Army West Point Women's Rugby team opened up its 2019 season with a bang Saturday at the Anderson Rugby Complex, as the Black Knights defeated 2018 National Runners-Up Harvard, 35-10. Army (1-0, 1-0 NIRA) set the tempo right out the gate, stopping multiple Harvard (1-1, 1-1 NIRA) score attempts deep in Black Knight territory in the opening five minutes. Keeping the Crimson out of the try zone set the tempo for Army, who continued to assert its physicality for 80 minutes. "When an [opposing] team sees Army on the front of their jersey, they should know they're going to be in for a fight," said head coach Bill LeClerc. "It was a really physical game and Harvard brought a ton of physicality, but our girls were up for the challenge." Firstie captain Bayleigh Gable put Army on the board in the 15th minute with the first of her four penalty kicks. The first try of the day came three minutes later after Damaria Morton raced down the field for a score. Read more.