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NIRA Roundup Week 2

  • 10 Sep 2018

AIC co-captain Beth Harvey kicked 12 conversions Saturday. / Photo courtesy AIC Athletics

The National Intercollegiate Rugby Association (NIRA) contested round two of its season and saw AIC, Brown, Dartmouth, Harvard, Molloy and Notre Dame College take home wins.


Dartmouth improved to 2-0 with an 18-point win over Quinnipiac, which is now 0-2 after a 32-19 loss to Harvard in week one. The Big Green started the NIRA season with a 76-5 win over Notre Dame College.

Dartmouth match report

Tries: Sophie Ragg 2, Camille Johnson, Emily Henrich 2, Margot Généreux

Cons: Kat Ramage 5

Quinnipiac match report

Tries: Emily Roskopf, Mikah Maples, Clara Lemal-Brown

Cons: Mckenna Haz 2

Pens: Mckenna Haz


Both teams scored three tries apiece, but senior Jenny Kronish’s boot did well to put some distance on the scoreboard. The lock not only scored a try but kicked two conversions and three penalties for the win. Harvard (2-0) gets the bye week and then will face fellow undefeated Dartmouth in New Hampshire on Sept. 22. Army (0-1) will host West Chester Sept. 15.

Harvard match report

Tries: Jenny Kronish, Sofie Fella, Caitlin Weigel

Cons: Jenny Kronish 2

Pens: Jenny Kronish 3

Army match report

Tries: Mary Monnard, Kaitlyn Schwarting, Gio Ferguson-Lewis

Cons: Mackenzie Garner


The Bears won its season-opener with a seven-point win over Sacred Heart (0-2). Brown (1-0) tries from Zoe Belge and Jenna Soenksen, as well as two conversions from Olivia Duba, helped break a 12-all tie at halftime. Sacred Heart got its points from try-scorers Kaitlyn Lagase (2) and Isabel Cuddy, and conversion kicker Kaylee Hale (2). Brown will continue it season against Dartmouth on Saturday, while the Pioneers will see LIU Post.


AIC (1-0) moved the ball around in its shutout win over NIRA newcomer Colby-Sawyer (1-1), and saw leading performances from co-captains Siale Alatini and Elizabeth Harvey, who scored four and three tries apiece. Harvey also kicked 12 conversions, the second-most in AIC history behind sister Anne-Laurence in 2016 (14). Dominque Ray led the newcomers with three tries, and the game also saw Brooke Garcia, Courtney Welsh, Jayda Gilmore, Allyson Pothier, Kassidy Pothier and Aohilli Latu dot down.

AIC match report


The Falcons rebounded with a shutout win over the visiting Golden Rams and saw freshman Saher Hamdan lead with four tries. Senior Ilona Zaishliuk also had a big day with three tries. Notre Dame College (1-1) will continue its season against Mount St. Mary’s in two weeks, while West Chester (0-1) travels to Army Saturday.

Tries: Saher Hamdan 4, Ilona Zaishliuk 3, Anna Benko, Marcaya Bailous, Meckena Hultin

Cons: Danielle Walko-Siua 2, Maggie Kowalik 3

West Chester match report


Sophomore Olivia Sturiano led all point-scorers, dotting down three tries and kicking three conversions for 21 points in the 36-0 win over LIU Post (1-1). On Sept. 15, Molloy (1-1) will travel to Mount St. Mary’s, and the Pioneers will take on Sacred Heart in Connecticut.

Molloy match report

Tries: Aubrey Kelley, Siobhan Coady 2, Olivia Sturiano 3

Cons: Olivia Sturiano 3


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