Dartmouth Women vs NSCRO All-Stars – Collegiate Rugby Championship
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Women's Cup Quarterfinal #4 | Academy Field #1 06/03/201702:40 PM2017 Women’s Penn Mutual CRC
Sun, Jun 04, 2017
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06/04/201712:20 PM Women's Cup Semi-Final # 1 | In-Stadium
Life Women2626 - 5ftDartmouth Women5
Sat, Jun 03, 2017
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06/03/201702:40 PM Women's Cup Quarterfinal #4 | Academy Field #1
Dartmouth Women1414 - 7ftNSCRO All-Stars7
Fri, Jun 02, 2017
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06/02/201703:50 PM Pool D | Academy Field 2
Dartmouth Women2424 - 0ftTemple Women0
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06/02/201701:50 PM Pool D | Academy Field 2
Dartmouth Women2727 - 5ftUniversity of Delaware Women5
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06/02/201711:50 AM Pool D | Academy Field 2
Dartmouth Women2424 - 7ftNSCRO All-Stars7
Sun, Jun 04, 2017
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06/04/201709:40 AM Women's Cup Consolation Semi-Final #1 | Academy Field #1
Navy Women1010 - 43ftNSCRO All-Stars43
Sat, Jun 03, 2017
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06/03/201702:40 PM Women's Cup Quarterfinal #4 | Academy Field #1
Dartmouth Women1414 - 7ftNSCRO All-Stars7
Fri, Jun 02, 2017
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06/02/201704:10 PM Pool D | Academy Field 2
NSCRO All-Stars3939 - 5ftUniversity of Delaware Women5
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06/02/201702:10 PM Pool D | Academy Field 2
NSCRO All-Stars3434 - 0ftTemple Women0
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06/02/201711:50 AM Pool D | Academy Field 2
Dartmouth Women2424 - 7ftNSCRO All-Stars7

What looked on paper and proved in practice to be the most competitive of the women’s quarterfinals, the NSCRO All-Stars and Dartmouth battled back and forth for the entirety of the first half with neither side giving much. With a woman advantage, Dartmouth managed to work into the NSCRO half but struggled to find the goal. After the entirety of the first half, Dartmouth won a penalty directly in front of the NSCRO sticks and finally broke through for the lone score of the half. Dartmouth added the conversion to make it 7–0 at intermission.

Kicking into a stiff breeze, Dartmouth gifted the NSCRO come back a free kick at midfield. The All-Stars steamed ahead into shouting distance of the try line, but Dartmouth continued to stand strong. A pass outside to cash in on the pressure failed to go to hand, giving Dartmouth a scrum feed inside its own twenty-two. NSCRO soon won the ball by forcing Dartmouth into touch, but failed to secure its own lineout throw. With time becoming the enemy, NSCRO regained possession still inside the Dartmouth ten-meter. Again standing strong in defense, Dartmouth finally broke out of its own ten-meter and capped the movement off with a try under the post. The conversion combined with the time constraint meant the match was likely out of reach for NSCRO. The All-Stars pride shown through in the end with a late try to avoid the shutout. The very difficult conversion meant a chance for the upset still remained. In the end, it was not to be for the valiant All-Stars as Dartmouth did just enough to come away the 14–7 victor and advance to the semifinals.