Providence, Rhode Island
October 17, 2010

The Brown Rugby 50th anniversary crowd was still present on Sunday to see if Brown could defeat the Ivy League’s second ranked team. On a dry and clear day, Brown played 68 minutes of winning rugby but came up short, losing to Columbia 15-14.

Brown won the first half of the match 7-0 on a nice backline move at 12 minutes that put right wing James McGinn’12 over the line. Fly half Zahid Jethani’13 converted and the score stood up for the half, 7-0.

In the 4th minutes of the second half Columbia drove a try over from a 5 meter lineout for 5 points and then at the subsequent kick off, the ball popped out of a ruck and was alertly taken by a Columbia flanker 60 meters for a second try. At 12 minutes, a kick to the Brown goal line was misplayed and touched down over the line for yet another Columbia score and a 15-7 lead.

To Brown’s credit, they played aggressively to the end. There were 2 or 3 squandered first half scoring opportunities, but Brown’s second half pressure resulted in a try with 7 minutes remaining in the match as Jethani passed to left wing Dow Travers’12 who beat the wing for the score. Jethani converted and Brown trailed by 1 point.

A minute later, Brown was awarded a penalty approximately 30 meters from the posts at a wide angle. A moderate wind pushed the kick left and Brown ran out of time

The match referee was Jim Rogers

First XV Squad
Everett Epstein'13
Daniel Levine-Spound'12
Andrew Alvarez'11
Zach Long’13
Ian Fields'12
Chaney Harrison'11
David Dean’11
Gregory Karwaski'11
Matt Leonard'12
Zahid Jethani'13
Dow Travers'12
Brent Zajaczkowski'12
Manny Koelliker'14
James McGinn'12
Taylor Peak’12, replaced by Sam Rabb’11 in the second half.

Brown’s Second XV Ends Weekend on High Note

Three first half tries gave Brown a cushion that Columbia was unable to overcome as Center Henry Bruce’12 scored on a backline move from a scrum at 10 minutes, center Louis Solomonson’13 scored from a ruck at 20 minutes and scrum half Dan Tondreys’14, just before halftime, made a long break but was caught just short of the line where number 8, Zach Long’13 secured the ruck ball and scored for 15 Brown points. Columbia scored one unconverted first half try and got the only second half score but Brown’s lead held up for the win.

Second XV Squad
Everett Epstein’13
Chris Latham'14
Will Rulifson’11
Martin Bell'11.5
Nate Bishop’13
Rob Bentlyewski’12
Josh Moses’13
Zach Long’13,
Dan Tondreys’14
Blair Cameron’13
Chris Whittles’12
Henry Bruce'12
Louis Solomonson'13
Peter Kentros’14
Jeff Weinreb’13