Women's Rugby

After Ivy League Title, Harvard Women's Rugby Ready to Compete for NIRA Glory

In the 79th minute of the 2023 Ivy League 15s Championship Rugby game, featuring rivals Harvard University and Dartmouth College, everything was on the line as first-year Neasa McLaughlin tied the game with a try. As time ran out, sophomore Skylar Jordan’s kick secured the game for the Crimson, with Harvard beating Dartmouth 19-17 thanks to her conversion.

Reach for the Stars!

Harvard women's rugby tussles with the Brown in its 48-14 Ivy-opener win over the Bears on Saturday, Sept. 30. The Crimson will next face Princeton on Oct. 14 in New Jersey.

No. 1 Harvard Women’s Rugby Remains Undefeated Through Historic Play from London and Co.

On the back of an outstanding second-half shutout that saw Harvard women’s rugby score seven unanswered tries against Brown in a 48-14 victory, Harvard is now undefeated in NCAA play for the first time since 2021. This win gives the Crimson a seven-game winning streak in 15s, the style of play done in the fall season. Additionally, Harvard now holds a score differential of 280–38 through just five games.

Women's Rugby Defeats Army, Advances to NIRA National Championship

The Harvard women’s rugby team defeated Army in a resounding 41-24 victory in the first round of the NIRA National Championships this past weekend, successfully avenging its Oct. 29 loss and sending it through to the final, where the team will play Dartmouth.

Wild West Point

Women's rugby competes against Army West Point in the national semifinals for the NIRA National Championship on Nov. 12, 2022. This weekend, the Crimson will face Dartmouth to play for the championship.

Flying Fella

Then-senior Sofie Fella runs with the ball in the Ivy 7s Championship Game against Dartmouth on April 23, a 24-17 victory for the Crimson in which Fella scored two tries.

Harvard Women's Rugby Ends Regular Season 5-2 Ahead of NIRA National Championships

After a scorching hot start to the season, the Harvard women’s rugby team has been tested in the final stretch of their schedule, dropping two of their last three matches heading into the 2022 NIRA National Championships. The Crimson, who was previously undefeated on the season before its Oct. 15 defeat against Dartmouth, still managed to make their two losses close, with both coming down to the final minute.

One Game Away: Off to a 1-0 Start, Harvard Rugby 15s Have Championship Aspirations in 2022

The women’s Rugby 15s team was back in action this past weekend, kicking off its 2022 campaign with a 48-19 win over Quinnipiac. Coming off a third place finish at the NIRA National Championships last fall, the Crimson rolled in its first game back at Mignone Field, setting the tone for what promises to be an exciting season ahead.

Championship Performance

A Harvard women's rugby player evades a Dartmouth tackler in a 24-17 victory in the championship game of the Ivy 7s tournament on April 23 at Mignone Field.

Fella Good!

Then-senior Sofie Fella runs with the ball in the Ivy 7s Championship Game against Dartmouth on April 23, a 24-17 victory for the Crimson in which Fella scored two tries.

She's a Jolly Good Fella

Senior center Sofie Fella sizes up her Dartmouth defender during the 2022 Ivy 7s Tournament on April 23. Fella scored eight tries for the Crimson throughout the weekend as she led the team to its second straight tournament title.

Champions Again: Women's Rugby 7s Wins Ivy 7s Tournament Title

The Harvard women’s rugby 7s won the 2022 Ivy League Tournament this past weekend, going 3-1 on the day and ultimately defeating Dartmouth for the championship at Mignone Field. It was the Crimson’s fourth-ever Ivy 7s championship and its second tournament win of the season. Senior center Sofie Fella led the way for the Crimson, scoring eight tries throughout the tournament to continue her torrid start to the season.

Women's Rugby Gears Up to Defend 2019 Title as it Hosts Ivy 7s Tournament

The Harvard women's Rugby 7s team will look to defend its 2019 Ivy Tournament title this weekend, as it hosts Princeton, Brown and Dartmouth on Saturday. The Crimson will look to build upon its strong start to the season on April 2, where it won the Crimson 7s tournament in its first appearance since the 2019 season.

Sweep it Under the Rugby

Harvard women's rugby competes in the NIRA national semifinals against Army in a 25-17 loss on Nov. 13, 2021. The 7s team exacted revenge on the Black Knights twice en route to a Crimson 7s title.

Harvard Women’s Rugby Ends 2021 Season With Loss to Army in NIRA Semifinals

The No. 2 Harvard women’s rugby team (6-2, 6-1 NIRA) was unable to hold off No. 3 Army (7-2, 4-2 NIRA) in the 2021 National Intercollegiate Rugby Association National Semifinals, drawing its 15s season to a close. West Point returned hungry for vengeance after its recent loss to Harvard in the regular season, and the Crimson’s hope of defending its 2019 NIRA Championship title was ended on Saturday, Nov. 13th at Mignone Field with a final score of 25-17.

Full Steam Ahead

Harvard women's rugby ended its impressive 2021 fall season losing to Army in the 2021 NIRA National Semifinals. Although the team is devastated its season has come to a close, the program remains optimistic for the future.

Women’s Rugby Takes First Loss of Season to Ivy Rival Dartmouth

Following five fierce wins in its 2021 season, the Harvard women’s rugby team (5-1, Ivy 1-1) suffered its first defeat against Dartmouth (6-0, Ivy 2-0) on Saturday. The Big Green came out strong and fast right off the first whistle and was able to quell all future Crimson momentum in a 45-31 victory.

Women’s Rugby Cruises Past Brown 60-8, Continues Undefeated Start

In its Ivy League Opener, the Harvard Women’s Rugby team (5-0, 1-0 Ivy) showcased its dominance with a 60-8 win over Brown. Performing on Mignone field in front of its large and loyal fan base, the Crimson rallied against a tough and physical opponent for yet another impressive win.

Women’s Rugby Overpowers Long Island in Dominant Weekend Performance

One week following its first decisive win of the season against Mount Saint Mary’s, the Harvard women’s rugby team returned to Mignone Field on Saturday to face Long Island University. The Crimson dominated the game from start to finish, resulting in a lopsided final score of 109-5.

Amped Up

With two games now in the books, the Crimson is looking to rebuild the level of chemistry that won the 2019 squad (pictured above) a national championship.

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