Fall 2010 Newsletter
Captain Nick Finger
President Sam Power
The Game: Yale 14 - Harvard 12
Yale Fights Back to Defeat Harvard for the 2nd Time this Season
Men of the Match
More Photos Courtesy of Paddy Cashin Photography
Written by: Coach Jan Pikul
After going down 12-0 at half, Yale dominates all aspects of the game in the second half and defeats Harvard again...14-12.
First half was fairly even in play, but better overall field position and the ablility to take advantage of a couple of mistakes, put Harvard up 12-0 at half.
Second half saw Yale dominate possession and field position for the first 30 minutes, and we were able to punch in 2 converted tries to win the match. The last 10 minutes was heart stopping as Harvard was able to gain possession in our half. Then with 7 minutes to go, we had a player sin-binned and played short.
A few good scrums and a couple of steals allowed us to stop Harvard. With about 3 minutes left, Harvard attemped a drop goal which got blocked.
The forward battle was fairly even throughout the match. Yale's ability to bring in 3 fresh tight five players with 30 miutes left in the game gave us a big advantage.
The Yale backs, on a slow muddy pitch, dominated the Harvard backs on defense and really out played them on offense.
Special thanks to Ralph Bosch and Mr. Walbridge.