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MIT stumble in fall opener

Teams:MIT vs Charles River RFC
Played:09/07/2019 @ MIT
Score: 35 - 54 MIT loss

On Saturday, September 7, 2019, MIT began the fall season by hosting Charles River RFC at Briggs Field. MIT scrimmaged against Boston RFC and the Boston Maccabi’s in the lead up to their fall opener. MIT could have used a few more scrimmages, as their poor tackling effort frequently let them down on the day.

Fall 2019 Season

Fall Match Schedule

• Saturday, August 31, 2019 at Boston Rugby in Weymouth, MA (scrimmage)
• Saturday, September 7, 2019 Charles River RFC @ MIT
• Saturday, September 14, 2019 MIT @ Old Gold RFC in Boston, MA
• Saturday, September 21, 2019 Providence RFC @ MIT
• Saturday, September 28, 2019 MIT @ New London RFC in New London, CT
• Saturday, October 5, 2019, Amoskeag RFC @ MIT
• Saturday, October 12, 2019 BYE WEEK
• Saturday, October 19, 2019 NERFU playoffs

MIT Summer Schedule

The spring season is over, but the rugby continues! MIT will be practicing for summer 7's tournaments on Mondays and will be playing touch rugby on Thursdays on Briggs Field throughout the summer. Both Monday and Thursday sessions will be 7-9 PM. The list of summer tournaments MIT will be competing at will be announced once it is finalized. Below is a list of all the local tournaments.

Please contact Adam at adam.y.lindsay@gmail.com if you are interested in playing in any of the 7's summer tournaments.

MIT lose in semifinals at NERFU Cup

Teams:MIT vs New London & Providence
Played:05/11/2019 @ Newport, RI
Score: 7 - 5 MIT win

On May 11, 2019, MIT traveled to Fort Adams in Newport, RI for the annual NERFU Cup tournament. MIT again traveled light, losing players to injuries, semi-formals, graduations, and project deadlines. MIT’s first match of the day was bright and early on one of the picturesque fields overlooking Benton Cove. MIT came out strong, controlling possession and making line breaks against New London RFC. Scrum-half Nolan, MIT’s 4th scrum-half in the last 4 games, played with a quick and aggressive style to keep New London on their toes.

MIT come up short vs. Boston RFC

Teams:MIT vs Boston RFC
Played:05/04/2019 @ Weymouth, MA
Score: 10 - 17 MIT loss

On May the 4th, 2019, MIT traveled to the Union Point Sports Complex in Weymouth, MA to take on Boston RFC. The two teams were familiar with each other, having practiced together in the preseason. The familiarity did not affect the physicality of the match. The 2 teams faced off a year earlier, and a poor defensive effort from MIT led to an easy Boston win.

MIT get stuck in the mud

Teams:MIT vs Monadnock RFC
Played:04/27/2019 @ Keene, NH
Score: 7 - 21 MIT loss

On Saturday, April 27, 2019, MIT traveled to Keene NH to take on Monadnock RFC. It was a battle of old vs. new in more ways than one. MIT were facing their old coach, Brad, with their new(ish) coach Evan. With over half of the team experiencing the symptoms of hodophobia, MIT were again forced to send out the beaver signal to call for help. The first person to respond was Old Greg, who made the short walk from the sideline as one of the team’s 2 super-fans. Next to answer was Jake S., who basically only came so he could take 2 long car rides with side-bae Steen.

Fresh faces help make up for loss of busted face

Teams:MIT vs Burlington RFC
Played:04/13/2019 @ MIT
Score: 51 - 7 MIT win

On April 13, 2019, MIT welcomed Burlington RFC to Briggs Field on a beautiful spring day. Kickoff time was pushed back to 3:00 PM so Eric G. could work on his tan and watch some exciting ultimate frisbee action. Caleb S. took great joy in Eric’s early arrival, as Caleb showed up on time, at the correct field, and in the correct state for a change.

MIT prevail after slow start

Teams:MIT vs Boston Maccabi RFC
Played:04/06/2019 @ MIT
Score: 33 - 22 MIT win

On Saturday, April 6, 2019, MIT hosted Boston Maccabi RFC at Briggs Field for their first home game of the spring. The Maccabis were coming off an impressive fall season where they had only lost 1 game and had qualified for the playoffs. The Maccabis showed early on why they are one of the top teams in the league. Their hard running forwards were breaking the gain line and sucking in MIT defenders. Their speedy fullback twice scored along the sideline, as MIT were having a hard time communicating and reorganizing the defense. Another Maccabi runner scored after a poor MIT tackling effort.

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