The Princeton Women’s Rugby team competed for 3rd place in the Ivy Championships against
Brown University. Due to unexpected injuries, the Tigers bravely entered the match with only 14
players on the field, and no substitutes. However, the game was an exciting opportunity for
another two rookies to play their first game of rugby, while several alumni came to cheer the
Tigers on from the sidelines! Despite their best efforts, more injuries throughout the game forced
the team to call the match after the first half for safety concerns, resulting in an automatic loss.
The match began with unopposed scrums due to safety concerns with Princeton’s new additions to the forwards
roster. Early in the game, a scrum to Princeton gave chance for flyhalf and on-field captain Alex Aparicio
‘18 to run a 3-in play with outside center Coco Wallace ‘21. This allowed Wallace to break Brown’s line of
defense and score the first try of the game. The conversion is not made. Princeton then made Brown work hard
to score their first try, with a strong defense that kept Brown away from the try line for several minutes,
despite two mauls.However, Brown soon broke through scoring the try. Brown then proceeded to score another
try, with the conversion made. Princeton later took advantage of a penalty, gaining a lot of ground through a collective team effort. However, a scrum to Brown set the Tigers back, and Brown scores an unconverted try.
Another two converted tries, and an unconverted try are then made by Brown to end the first, and only, half.