Briefly Noted

| 10/10/10 10:00pm

The Dartmouth men's club rugby team (4-0) thwarted thevisiting Brown University Bears 107-5 on Saturday afternoon in front of several hundred fans and alumni in one of the annual alumni events hosted at the Corey Ford Rugby Field House. The Big Green started out quickly and kept up the pressure on the Bears, not allowing a score until there were six minutes left in the match. The Big Green also broke the triple-digit margin for the first time this season, according to co-captain Paul Jarvis '12. Jarvis said he was extremely impressed by his team's performance and execution, as well as the support of the fans and alumni. "The team has to work on support play and prepare for a very physical Columbia [University] and rival Harvard [University], and continue to live up to the high standards [they] have set for the season," he said. The Big Green will appear next at home on Oct. 16 as they host the Columbia Lions.

The Dartmouth women's club rugby team advanced its record to 4-2 after defeating the Bulldogs of Yale University at Corey Ford Rugby Field House on Saturday. The Big Green women took the lead in the first half, shutting down the Bulldogs' scoring attempts. The Bulldogs scored early in the second half, but the Big Green prevailed 36-5 after several impressive defensive stands and another show of offensive might. After the game, head coach Deb Archambault commented that the team hopes to improve before their upcoming matches against Army and Brown University, both of which appeared in the Final Four last year.

The men's soccer team recently spent an afternoon with the third and fourth grade soccer teams at Thetford Elementary School in Thetford, Vt., upholding a volunteer tradition with the school, according to DartmouthSports.com. The team continued their commitment to community involvement as members of the team organized drills, worked to build basic skills and scrimmaged with the players. The team hopes to continue their relationship with Thetford, in order to help increase the students' enthusiasm, according to Thetford coach Ted MacVeagh.

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