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Rugby Team Continues Streak

By Darryn Waugh
team member

The MIT men's rugby club continued its good start to the fall season with two more victories, at Dartmouth College Old Boys, on Saturday. The A team maintained its unbeaten record, winning 32-7, while the B-team scored its second straight victory, winning 25-5.

In the A team game, MIT dominated its opponents in nearly every aspect of play. The forwards won the majority of the balls with good rucking and mauling. Yves Kissenpfennig `95 and Paul Larson G, in particular, had strong games. The backs made good use of the ball with good tactical kicks and strong running.

Inpachelvan Vithiananthan `88 scored the first try after good pressure from the MIT scrum. The second try was a repeat of last weeks game, with David Stracher `89 scoring after a break by Ben Paul `88. Chris Perry G converted both tries and MIT led 14-0 at the interval.

MIT maintained its dominance in the second half, scoring four tries to one. Mark Johnson G capped a fine game by scoring two tries, with Darryn Waugh and captain Greg Thomas G scoring the others.

In the B team game MIT again started slowly, and conceded the first try. But MIT came back strongly and took control of the game. The forwards dominated their opponents and made many crashing drives, with Harris Gilliam `93 and Mark Ciero G standing out. The backs made excellent use of the ball given to them by the forwards, and put on a fine display of passing and running rugby.

MIT ran in five tries, with Gajen Kandiah, Matt Cutler `95, Tim Lawrence G, Dalero Berkley `93, and Kenadid Ahmed scoring, to record an excellent victory.