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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.

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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.

An Army of Defenders
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An Army of Defenders

Co-captain Cassidy Bargell looks to evade tacklers in the 2019 National Championship against Army West Point. Bargell accounted for 10 points in Harvard’s dismantling of Mount Saint Mary’s.

An Army of Defenders
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Women’s Rugby Begins National Title Defense with Rout of Mount Saint Mary’s

In its last season, the Crimson (1-0, 0-0 Ivy) took home the NIRA National Championship, but that was over a year and a half ago. Due to the Ivy League’s decision to cancel the 2020-21 rugby season amid the Covid-19 pandemic, Harvard entered the game with newcomers making up almost half the team.

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Title Defense
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Title Defense

Harvard women's rugby finished the 2019 campaign as national champs, defeating Army West Point in the cold and rain. Friday's contest against Mount Saint Mary's is the first time back for the Crimson since that day in November 2019.

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Women’s Rugby Begins Quest for Another National Championship

A year and a half later, the Crimson is finally back and ready to further the program’s success. However, the team is making sure to approach this year’s campaign with a calculated mindset.

Fernandopulle Finds the Try Zone
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Senior Perspective: Gabrielle Fernandopulle

As of June 1, it’s been 562 days since we last competed. But I’ve felt the strength and lessons of my team more so in the last 562 days off the field than I could have imagined. Harvard Women’s Rugby, more than anything else at Harvard, taught me how to learn, how to be a teammate, and how to be brave.

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Harvard Women’s Rugby Standouts One Step Closer to Representing the United States on Rugby’s Biggest Stage

“Harvard kind of snuck up on everyone. I believe that all of us are really dedicated to improving ourselves for the betterment of the team and finding ways to learn and improve on and off the field to help the team, which were definitely values that were instilled at Harvard.”

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It Takes Two to Tackle Jarrell

Erica Jarrell resists two opposing defenders in the Crimson's 2019 NIRA national championship victory over West Point.

Bargell Breaks Through Defender
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Bargell Breaks Through Defender

Cassidy Bargell evades an opponent as she helps Harvard women's rugby win the 2019 NIRA National Championship.

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Mask Up

Shelby Lin '14 side-lunges in a warm-up session with USA Rugby. Covid-19 safety protocols, such as mask-wearing on the field, are in full effect.

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Speedy Spiral

Jenny Kronish '19 loads up for a toss in a practice session.

Fernandopulle Finds the Try Zone
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Fernandopulle Finds the Try Zone

Gabrielle Fernandopulle '21 (#7) scores a try in the 2019 season home opener against Dartmouth.

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