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UMass Beacons dim Beavers, 10-0

MIT lost its last home football game of the season to UMass-Boston 10-0 last Saturday in front of an estimated crowd of 75.

The Beavers looked very impressive at the beginning of the game. After the Beacons punted, Quarterback Peter J. Gasparini '88 started off the first MIT offensive series with a completed pass for a first down. Gasparini went on to complete three more passes in the game.

Later in the first quarter, the Beaver defense held the Beacons on a fourth-and-goal situation on the MIT half-yardline. The Beavers were forced to punt early in the second quarter. However, the snap was bad and Gasparini had to throw the ball away to avoid a sack.

The Beavers lost only 17 yards in sacks during the game. Linebacker Peter Drews '89 scored two of the Engineers' four defensive sacks totalling 45 yards.

One of the crucial sacks came late in the second quarter when the Beacons went for it on fourth and two on the MIT 22-yard line.

With less than one minute in the first half, the Beacons had a third down on the MIT three-yard line. Another Beaver sack moved the Beacons back six yards. With 16 seconds left in the half, Beacon place-kicker Armand Kevchkarian completed a 27-yard field goal.

The Beacons led 3-0 going into the second half. In the middle of the third quarter, Kevchkarian's attempted field goal failed.

MIT's hopes looked good when defensive back Hong Yang '87 intercepted a pass on their 35 yardline at the end of the third quarter. Gasparini lead his offense all the way to the UMass 22 yardline. With less than 12 minutes in the game, the Beavers went for the first down conversion. The Beacons sacked Gasparini for a five-yard loss.

UMass then attempted a run on fourth and one, but the Beaver defense held strong. With little over seven minutes left in the game, UMass defensive back Joe Shea intercepted Gasparini's pass and took it to the 50 yardline. Gasparini was injured during the play assisting with the tackle, but was able to finish the game.

UMass running back Doug Gray then made a nine-yard rush for the only touchdown of the game. Kevchkarian's kick was good, giving the Beacons a 10-0 lead with only 7:35 left in the game.

The MIT Beavers now have a 2-5 record. They will be playing their last game of the season at Roger Williams College next Saturday at 1:00 pm. The Dormitory Council will be sponsoring a bus to the game in Rhode Island for all MIT fans.