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Men's Rugby Stays Unbeaten with Win over Beacon Hill

By Darryn Waugh
team member

The men's rugby club extended their unbeaten start to the fall season to five matches with a victory over Beacon Hill B-team on Saturday.

In their best game of the season, MIT came back from a 13-8 deficit at the interval to defeat the previously unbeaten Beacon Hill team 34-18.

In a very competitive first half, both sides played good rugby and the lead changed hands several times. Beacon took an early lead with a converted try, but MIT came back with try by Ben Paul `88. Chris Perry G added the conversion and a penalty goal to put MIT in front. That lead was short lived as Beacon Hill came back again and scored a converted try and penalty goal to take a 13-8 lead going into the interval. In the second half, MIT came back and dominated their opposition, scoring four tries to one.

The entire forward pack had good games, and won good ball for the backs. Yves Kissenpfennig `95 was again outstanding, and was well supported by second rowers Cary Hill and William Buckland G. In the second half, tries were scored by Inpachelvan Vithiananthan '88, Ben Paul '88 (his second of the game), Cary Hill, and Chris Perry G (after strong running by Mark Johnson G).

The next matches are New England Graduate School League matches against BC Law Saturday starting at 1 p.m. on Briggs Field. A win will guarantee MIT the inaugural New England Graduate School League championship.