Written by Alex Goff    Saturday, 06 October 2012 19:50    PDF Print Write e-mail
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Dartmouth and Brown are both still on top of the Men’s Ivy League North after they won Saturday.

Dartmouth beat Harvard 31-21, while Brown downed Yale 35-10.

For Dartmouth, the result was a bit worrying. The Big Green seemed to have the game well in hand at 26-7. Kevin Clark had scored two tries, and Peter Savarese a try, while Madison Hughes had contributed a try and three conversions.

But Dartmouth ceded the momentum after that, with the Crimson coming back with two tries to make it 26-21 late. Ned Kingsley’s try for Dartmouth put the game away, but this was a much closer result than the last time these two played; that was a 60-0 Dartmouth victory on September 15.

"We concentrated on executing the basics well, and I was pretty happy with our accuracy," said Dartmouth head Coach Gavin Hickie. "We got our penalty count down, which was important."

Meanwhile Brown were workmanlike in dispatching Yale.

“We struggled a bit with our composure,” said Head Coach David LaFlamme. “It was not the best win we’ve had, but I’ll take it. We will need to step it up in the next couple of weeks. Yale did well to take us off our game at times – they are better than three weeks ago.”

Meanwhile in the South Penn and Columbia met in a battle of 1st and 2nd. Columbia, at 2-0, was a single point ahead of 1-0-1 Penn. Predictably, it was a close affair, but a late try from William Barron put Penn up 22-11. It was a crucial score, because Columbia came back to touch down one more time. Final score 22-18.

Penn now leads Columbia in the South 13 standings points to 10.