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MIT eliminated from playoffs in nailbiter

Teams:MIT vs Boston Maccabi RFC
Played:10/19/2019 @ MIT
Score: 0 - 71 MIT loss

On Saturday, October 19, 2019, MIT hosted Boston Maccabi RFC in the first round of the playoffs. Boston Maccabi earned the top playoff spot after an undefeated regular season while MIT squeaked into the bottom spot after an up and down season. In the week leading up to the game, Boston Maccabi had over 30 players out to training, where 2 of the New England Freejack players assisted with coaching. On the other side, MIT were forced to cancel one of their practices due to low numbers; a problem that plagued the team throughout the season. Boston Maccabi scored early and often.

MIT take down undefeated Amoskeag

Teams:MIT vs Amoskeag RFC
Played:10/05/2019 @ MIT
Score: 57 - 32 MIT win

On Saturday, October 5, 2019, MIT faced off against Amoskeag RFC at Briggs Field. MIT were coming off an embarrassing week where they forfeited to New London due to a lack of players and then were kicked off their practice field by the Lacrosse team due to a scheduling error. Meanwhile Amoskeag came in undefeated, having dropped down from Division II this fall. Amoskeag had already clinched home field advantage in the playoffs while MIT were still searching for a playoff spot.

Second half rush falls short vs. Providence

Teams:MIT vs Providence RFC
Played:09/21/2019 @ MIT
Score: 36 - 48 MIT loss

On September 21, 2019, MIT hosted Providence RFC at Briggs Field for their 3rd match of the season. MIT were looking to avenge their NERFU Cup loss to Providence from last spring, where Providence went on to win the Cup. It was a hot day and MIT came out flat and disorganized. Two early mauls from Providence led to tries, as MIT turned each maul and somehow a Providence runner broke free for the score both times. Providence added another score after their inside center broke the gain line and their forwards supported.

MIT weather the storm to defeat Old Gold

Teams:MIT vs Old Gold FRC
Played:09/14/2019 @ MIT
Score: 18 - 10 MIT win

On September 14, 2019, MIT traveled to Moakley Field in Boston, MA to take on Old Gold RFC. The 2 teams have had many close battles over the years and MIT knew that this week would be no different. The weather forecast called for clouds but no rain, so of course it began raining as soon as kickoff rolled around.

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.

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