Win over Springfield Rifles

Teams:MIT vs Springfield
Played:10/16/10 @ Springfield
Score: 17 - 5 MIT win

MIT drove out to Springfield on a crisp, sunny afternoon for a hard, well-contested match against the Springfield Rifles. The first half was characterized by good defense on both sides, though the MIT backline was able to break through for a quick try early. Springfield’s large, experienced pack gave MIT trouble in the scrums, but MIT were able to stop them in open play. The second half continued to be a defensive battle with good hits both inside and out in the defensive line. MIT put in another try and used their fitness to keep the tempo up and wear down the rifles, however Springfield were persistent in their attacks and scored a hard-earned try in the last 15 minutes. MIT sealed the win with a penalty kick just before the final whistle. It was a good, hard game followed by a great social.