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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.

MIT overcome Fredom to keep playoff hopes alive

Teams:MIT vs Freedom
Played:11/03/2018 @ MIT
Score: 48 - 12 MIT win

On November 3rd 2018, MIT took on Freedom on a blustery Briggs Field, needing a win to keep their playoff ambitions alive. Playing into a howling wind in the first half, MIT knew they would have to give it everything to stop Freedom advancing in the Corridor of Power™. Excellent ball carrying from Andrew and Michael up front opened up the Freedom defence, and the MIT backs spun the ball to Garcia in the centre, who made quite a splash in scoring under the posts.

MIT defeat Springfield on muddy fall field

Teams:MIT vs Springfield Rifles RFC
Played:10/27/2018 @ MIT
Score: 12 - 7 MIT win

On Saturday, October 27, 2018, MIT traveled to Springfield, MA to take on the Springfield Rifles. With the top 4 teams in the league making the playoffs, MIT at #5 and Springfield at #6 were both in the hunt for playoff contention and looking for a win. A nor’easter scared away the usual pre-game flag football spectacle, leaving the MIT ruggers hiding in their warm vehicles to avoid the cold rain. Only one super-fan, Ashley, was brave enough to stand in the cold before start.

MIT lose to Mad River

Teams:MIT vs Mad River RFC
Played:10/20/2018 @ Stowe, VT
Score: 14 - 26 MIT loss

On Saturday, October 20, 2018, MIT traveled to Stowe, VT to take on Mad River RFC. The team was treated to some prime leaf-peeping on their trek up to VT. It was a sunny but windy fall day. MIT played uphill and into the wind in the first half. With the elements against them, MIT attempted to play conservatively with hopes of opening it up in the second half. Unfortunately Mad River ended up dominating possession and MIT never got into a rhythm to do much of anything. Mad River outworked MIT, who were unable to string together consecutive phases. Mad River scored first to make it 7-0.

Flooded Field Forfeit Forces Unfortunate Front-Row Forward Folly

Teams:MIT vs New London County Rugby
Played:10/13/2018 @ New London, CT
Score: 0 - 0

On October 13, 2018, Caleb traveled to New London, CT to take on the New London County Rugby team by himself. Unfortunately for Caleb, the game had been cancelled the night before due to the field flooding. The same match had previously been cancelled a few weeks prior due to the same reason. One might think that these prior circumstances would lead to a player checking the team WhatsApp to confirm that the game was still going forward after a wet and rainy week.