Match Report - Boston College Remain Unbeaten

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Boston College 24
Harvard 10
Played at Harvard

Boston College beat Harvard on Saturday to remain unbeaten, and remain at the top of the White Conference. They will play wooden spooners UNH this weekend and should clinch the top seeding.

They were impressive against Harvard, winning by a comfortable 24 – 10. Although the scores were tied at halftime, Boston College with the wind behind them started the second half on fire. BC’s big forward pack dominated there opposites and started to wear them down. They quickly raced out to a 17 -3 lead and from there, Harvard were always playing catch up.

Harvard had some positive moments in the match. They dominated a weak Boston College scrum, and also stole a lot of Boston College’s ball in the lineout. But, they couldn’t penetrate a very well organized and determined defense.

At the break down Boston College were superb, they had low body positions and also had great leg drive which meant they provided their backs with good quick ball.

Harvard’s sole try came from captain Josh Copp and was converted by Jean Sebastien Cagnioncle. Cagnioncle also added a penalty.

Harvard will play Dartmouth this Saturday in Hanover. For Harvard to get through to the next round they will have to beat Dartmouth by more than 7 points and score 4 tries in the process.

Harvard’s XV

15 Ian Malott replaced by Ifadayo Suye
14 Dan Deighton
13 Josh Copp
12 Tom Caceres
11 Andre Plair
10 Rob Campbell
9 Morgan Potts
8 Jean Sebastien Cagnioncle
7 Dave Garner
6 Mike Manco – Johnson
5 Blazej Kesy
4 Colin Kelly replaced by Chidibum Iloabachie
3 Mike Hoffman
2 Jack Kearney replaced by Patrick Holkins
1 Tom Southworth

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