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Dartmouth and Harvard will face off next weekend in the Ivy League championship game after both recorded shutout victories in the semifinals.
Dartmouth blanked Penn 38-0, with speedster Kevin Clark scoring three tries and Tyler Moragne scoring 11 points from a try and three conversions.
Neal Green and Robbie Anthony also scored for the Big Green, which took a 33-0 lead into the break but slowed down in the second 40.
"I feel the team is growing up a lot in the absence of our captain Madison Hughes," said Dartmouth Head Coach Gavin Hickie, referring to the newly-minted USA 7s player. "Seniors have stepped up and taken on leadership roles which is starting to pay off now. We had some tough games including Navy, Cal, Cal Poly and Santa Barbara Academy which will stand to us as we progress to the Ivy Championship game and the Varsity Cup."
Hickie said he is always looking to the future with a college team, and so with the absence of Hughes, other players have had a chance to play.
"Our biggest lesson over the past few months has been to be more accountable as a squad, to take ownership and to continue to strive towards higher standards, both on and off the pitch," said Hickie. "The Navy game, as well as our Spring tour, served as reminders of the physicality, speed and accuracy which we are aiming to consistently play at.
"We are very excited about the Ivy Championship game against Harvard this weekend and our Varsity Cup first round game against Clemson in Hanover on April 12."
The team watched Hughes make his debut for the USA 7s team in the Corey Ford clubhouse, and support him. The captain returns to Dartmouth for the remainder of the season in April.
Meanwhile, Harvard battled in a close game in the mud and led 5-0 at halftime against Cornell thanks to a try from Edwards Love. In the second half, the Crimson scored another, this time from Andrew Duffy, and then skipper Will Collins kicked three penalties to put the game away 19-0.
"They came out of the mud gates firing," said Harvard Head Coach David Gonzales. "They had possession and territory for multiple phases and most of the half, but they were unable to hold into the ball. We weathered the storm well and managed a foray into their half."
Love scored on an eightman pick to get his Harvard ahead.
Gonzales praised his coaching team, Mike Diamantopoulis, Steve Flaherty, and Marc Escudie for preparing the team.