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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.

MIT defeat Harvard Business School under the lights

Teams:MIT vs Harvard Business School
Played:03/29/2019 @ Mignone Field
Score: 35 - 13 MIT win

On March 29, 2019, MIT crossed the mighty Charles River to take on their Cambridge rival, Harvard Business School, at Mignone Field in Allston, MA. Despite the standard last minute rescheduling, MIT were excited to play a rare Friday Night Lights game, and the team showed up with over 25 players available for selection. Both teams agreed to rolling subs to ensure that everyone got some playing time in their first spring contest.

Spring 2019 Season

Spring Match Schedule

  • 30th March @ HBS
  • 6th April Home vs Boston Maccabi
  • 13th April Home vs Burlington
  • 27th April @ Monadnock
  • May 4th @ Boston Rugby
  • 11th - 12th May NERFU Cup Newport RI

Spring season practice has just started, and will continue for the next few weeks on Tuesday and Thursday at 7-9pm on MIT's Roberts Field, in advance of the first game of the season across the mighty Charles river at Harvard Business School.

MIT survive second half Old Gold rush

Teams:MIT vs Old Gold FRC
Played:11/10/2018 @ MIT
Score: 29 - 19 MIT win

On November 10, 2018, MIT hosted Old Gold at Briggs Field for their final match of the fall season. With a playoff spot still up for grabs, MIT needed a win and some help from other teams to squeeze into the last playoff spot. Knowing that they could only control their own result, they set out to get the W at home. Playing in front of their largest crowd (not just Greg and Ashley!), and with their largest available player pool, and with the wind at their backs, and with the sun popping out just before kickoff, MIT were primed to get off to a quick start.

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