Tough Loss to Cornell, 41-29

After 80 minutes of heart-stopping rugby, Saturday night’s game ended with a win for Cornell. Cerullo (CC ’13)  started the game off with a beautiful try. Columbia and Big Red went back and forth for the first half, with one try by Ullman (CC ’15) and another by Cerullo resulting in a tied score of 17-17 at the half. Cornell came back strong in the second half,  running all over CU defense and scoring three tries in the first twenty minutes. CUWRFC rallied and fought 15 as 1, leading to two beautiful tries by Peterson (CC ’13) and Cerullo in less than two minutes. It wasn’t enough to stop Big Red, who managed to slip past Columbia’s defenses once more on the last play of the game. Despite the scoreboard at the end of the game, CU played 80 minutes of brilliant rugby. The team’s hard work all season culminated in one of the best games ever played by CUWRFC – every single player on the team has much to be proud of.