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Flora Poole runs in a long-range try for Quinnipiac Saturday. Photo Quinnipiac Athletics.

Quinnipiac is now 3-0 in the Women's Varsity competition - the NIRA - after putting Norwich to the sword 64-3 this past weekend. 

Nine different players scores tries for the Bobcats, with Ilona Maher once again featuring prominently in the scoring, touching down twice. Sophomore Emily Roskopf also netted a pair. Maher scored the first two tries for Quinnipiac and Madison Gegeckas added a penalty for an early 13-0 lead. Tries from Rebecca Haight and Flora Pooletook made it 25-0 before Norwich slotted a penalty before the break.

In the second half, Quinnipiac continued the onslaught, with tries from Tayler Schusslerwas, Mikah Maples, Mason Johnson, and two from Roskopf. Karee Helgerson and Jessica Maricich finished it off.

"We knew out of the gate that Norwich would be relentless in the rucks and fight for possession," said Quinnipiac Head Coach Becky Carlson. "Our adjustments in patience paid off with consecutive scores. The tries were spread out amongst many Bobcats with several solid individual performances across the board." 

Right behind Quinnipiac in the NIRA are Army and Dartmouth. Both won this weekend. Darrmouth downed Ivy League rivals Brown in impressive fashion 51-18. The Big Green ran out to a 34-8 first-half lead. Junior Frankie Sands scored a pair of first-half tries, while sophomore Karina Ramirez, freshman Becca Jane Rosko, and freshman Isabel Boettcher also touched down. 

Morgan McGonagle and Eva Klein scored in the second half, as did Rosko.

Dartmouth moved to 2-1, as did Army, which beat AIC 39-14. AIC got a try early but Reilly Kissinger, Zye Crittington, and Taylor Jessop made it 19-7 Army by halftime. Tries from Megan Rogers and Bayleigh Gable, and two from Sydney Hawkins finished it off. AIC scored their second try with four minutes to go.

So now Quinnipiac leads the NIRA with a 3-0 record. Dartmouth and West Point are at 2-1. Notre Dame College is 1-0.