Women’s rugby heads to army for Friday night NIRA game
PROVIDENCE, RI – Brown Women’s Rugby (3-1-1) continues NIRA conference play with a road game against Army’s West Point Black Knights (3-1), scheduled for Friday, Oct. 14 at 7 p.m. . Tomorrow night’s game will be streamed on GoArmyWestPoint.com.
Friday night’s game is a catch-up to the meeting originally scheduled for September 24.
IN SEARCH OF BEARS
- Brown enters Friday with a 3-1-1 overall record and a three-game winning streak with wins over Princeton (Sept. 17), Mount St. Mary’s (Oct. 1) and LIU (Oct. 8). Brown opened the season with a loss at Quinnipiac and a tie at Sacred Heart.
- Brown and Army are looking to add another conference win to keep pace with Harvard (4-0) and Dartmouth (4-0) atop the NIRA standings.
- With two tries against LIU last weekend, junior Noelle Lewis leads the Bears with eight tries this season. Four other Bears have recorded multiple tries in 2022: Akilah Cathey (6), Nikki Lynch (5), Mahdia Parker (4), and Morgan Cunningham (2).
- First-year student Julia Murray leads the Bears in the kicking game with 15 conversions. Erin Jessop (3) and Kendall Cunningham (1) also achieved conversions over the season.
- Defensively, Brown has held opponents to 24 points or less in 4 of 5 games this season and has held opponents scoreless twice.
IN SEARCH OF THE DARK KNIGHTS
- Army enters Friday with a 3-1 overall record after opening the season with wins over Mount St. Mary’s (September 3), Princeton (September 10) and Quinnipiac (September 17) before falling to the defending champion NIRA 15 Dartmouth last weekend.
- The Black Knights dominated at the start with a 62-7 victory over the Mountaineers and an 87-0 win over the Tigers.
- Army edged Quinnipiac with a 24-19 road win in a defensive battle in Hamden, Connecticut to move to 3-0.
- Last weekend, Dartmouth took a 19-3 halftime lead and held off the Black Knights in the second half to hand Army a 24-15 loss on the road.
- Codi Butt leads the Black Knights with six tries while Alissa Eisenhart leads the team with 18 conversions in 2022.
IN THE SERIES
- Friday night marks the second meeting between Brown and Army in NIRA 15 series history.
- The Bears and Black Knights opened the 2021 season with a 19-19 tie at Marvel Field, with the Bears erasing a 19-5 deficit with second-half tries from Parker and Kate Molloy.
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