Rugby Team Takes Third Straight WinBy Darryn Waugh
The men's rugby team maintained its unbeaten start to the season, recording its third straight victory at Albany Law School on Saturday. In a hard, bruising encounter, MIT's experience was the difference between the teams, with MIT winning the Graduate League match 29-0.
Kofi Amankwah '94 scored the opening try after following up a kick by Inpachelvan Vithiananthan '88. Chris Perry G kicked the extra points, then kicked a penalty a few minutes later he kicked a penalty to extend MIT's lead to 10-0. Chris further extended his points tally and MIT's lead when he completed a weak side move to score under the posts.
David Stracher '89 finished off the first half by scoring a try in the corner after receiving a pass from Ben Paul '88. Cary Hill scored the only try of a tight second half after a complicated penalty move.
In the second game, the MIT B-team recorded its first victory of the season. After conceding an early try, MIT took control of the game and scored three tries to win 15-5. The MIT forwards dominated both the scrums and the lineouts, and the backs made many crashing runs.
The highlight of the match was a spectacular solo try by Eric Oliver G. After fielding the ball on the halfway, Oliver kicked a high "up and under" which he chased and recovered to score in the corner.