Brown v. Cornell Sept 23 2017

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Ithaca, NY - Brown left cool and wet Rhode Island to play Cornell in unusually hot summer 80 degree weather in upstate New York and brought home an overwhelming victory.

The Bears were superior in all phases of play, scoring almost at will and racking up 49 first half points. Brown scored 7 first half tries with the magic feet of #10 Alex Ogilvy and prop Alec Coben converting all of the first half tries. Brown conceded a first half try in the 9th minute and a terrific 35 meter drop goal in the 31st minute but then shut out the “Big Red” the rest of the way. Scoring was spread around with seven backline tries and five forward tries. However, those magic feet of the first half went cold in the second half with no conversions.

Ogilvy, Economos and Hoynes have carried the scoring so far this season, so it was a pleasant surprise to see hooker Fran Rosenberg, prop Jasper Brayden, fullback Mike Ball, number 8 Jae Kim, wing Alan Swierczynski and center Connor McDermott each score a try with flanker Luke Hayhoe scoring twice. Hopefully this swing of fortune will motivate the squad to diligently prepare for its home match next week with Princeton and beyond.

Cornell Rugby Field 220 Pine Tree Road Brown First XV v. Cornell University First XV

Scoring Summary First Half

7 min:    Brown Try (Alex Ogilvy)     5
    Conversion (Alex Ogilvy)     2
9 min:    Cornell Converted Try     7
17 min:    Brown Try (Christos Economos) 5
    Conversion (Alex Ogilvy)     2
19 min: Brown Try (Connor McDermott 5
    Conversion (Alex Ogilvy)     2         
20 min:    Brown Try (Luke Hayhoe)     5
    Conversion (Alex Ogilvy)     2        
28 min:    Brown Try (Nick Hoynes) 5
    Conversion (Alec Coben)     2
31 min:    Cornell Drop Goal     3 
36 min:    BrownTry (Luke Hayhoe)     5    
    Conversion (Alex Ogilvy)     2 
40 min: Brown Try (Nick Hoynes)    5
    Conversion (Alec Coben)        2

First Half Brown 49 - Cornell 10

Scoring Summary Second Half

42 min:    Brown Try (Brayden Jasper) 5 
47 min: Brown Try (Fran    Rosenberg) 5 
60 min:    Brown Try (Jae Kim)     5     
65 min:    Brown Try (Alan Swierczynski) 5
76 min:    Brown Try (Mike Ball)     5     

Second Half Brown 25 - Cornell 0

Final Score: Brown 74 - Cornell 10

Referee: Kevin Dublin

Brown Squad

1. Alec Coben’18
2. Francis Rosenberg’18
3. Brayden Jasper’GS
4. Max Loundes’GS, replaced at 60 minutes by Scott Brown’18
5. Dakota Fenn’19
6. Nkanyiso Nzimande’20, replaced at 76 minutes by Matt Tan’18
7. Luke Hayhoe’18, 
8. Jae Kim’20
9. Trevor Anesi’18
10. Alexander Ogilvy’20
11. James Bradley’21, replaced at 38 minutes by Alan Swierczynski,18
12. Connor McDermott’18, replaced at 70 minutes byBradley 
13. Mike Ball’19, replaced at 38 minutes by Bradley, replaced at 70 minutes by Hoynes
14. Nick Hoynes’18, replaced at 70 minutes by Federico Torti’18
15. Christos Economos’21, replaced at 38 minutes by Ball.

Brown University Second XV vs. Cornell University Second XV

With the Cornell Second XV short-handed, the Brown Second XV squad mixed in with Cornell for two 20 minute periods of play. The Bears won the match 37-15 but it is interesting to note that the three Cornell tries were scored by Brown players filling in on the Cornell side. Of note was the dynamic running of both forward Max Spurrell and back R.J. Oris, with Spurrell and back Nathan Zaldiver scoring for both Brown and Cornell.

 It was a bit concerning when the Second Brown side noticed a shortage of Cornell players but the 10 aside format and the rotation of players kept everyone engaged and it was a fun match to watch. This writer noticed significant improvement in organization and understanding over last week. As well, the Second XV squad was deep with 21 players participating in the match.

First Half Scoring Summary

2 min:    Brown Try (Max Spurrell)     5
    Conversion (Thomas Kim)     2
7 min:    Brown Try (R.J. Oris)     5
15 min:    Cornell Try (Devyn Collado-Nichol)         5
17 min:    Brown Try (Alan Swierczynski) 5 
20 min: Brown Try (Nathan Zaldiver) 5      

First Half: Brown 22 - Cornell 5    

Second Half Scoring Summary

22 min:    Brown Try (Alan Swierczynski) 5
29 min:    Cornell Try (Max Spurrell              5
35 min:    Cornell Try (Nathan Zaldiver) 5
38 min:    Brown Try (Max Spurrell)     5 
39 min: Brown Try (R.J. Oris)     5     

Second Half: Brown 15 - Cornell 10    

Final Score: Brown 37 - Cornell 15

Referee: Kevin Dublin

Brown Squad

1.    Max Spurrell’21
2.    Devyn Collado-Nichol’20, 
3.    Eliza Soto’21
4.    Sam McGoldrick’20
5.    Rock Hoffman’20, 
6.    Christopher Lewis’21
7.    Scott Brown’18, 
8.    Sam Masto’21
9.    Matt Tan’18, 
10.    Sam Oaks-Leaf’21
11.    George Wilde’21
12.    Finn Freymann’18
1.    James White’21 
2.    Thomas Kim’18
3.    Nathan Zaldiver’21
4.    Silas Monje’21
5.    Justin Vandervelden’21
6.    RJ Oris’20, 
7.    Rahul Dey’20
8.    Alan Swierczynski’18
9.    Federico Torti’18

Next Saturday, September 30, Brown hosts Princeton University for First and Second team matches. The First XV match will kick-off at 12:00 Noon with the Second XV match immediately following.