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Rugby Captures Championship

By Darryn Waugh
Team Member

The men's rugby club A team captured the New England Graduate School League championship this Saturday with an enormous 66-0 defeat of BC Law. Also, the B team defeated Sloane School 34-0.

The MIT A team dominated BC law in every facet of play and scored 12 tries in their victory. The hero of the game was Mark Johnson G, who showed tremendous speed on the wing and scored a record 5 tries.

The rest of MIT's tries were scored by William Buckland G., Alec Jessiman, Yves Kissenpfennig `95, John O'Sullivan, Ben Paul `88 (two), and Greg Thomas.

In the B team game, an MIT side with a large number of rookies played an outstanding game, and overcome a spirited Sloane School team 34-0.

First time players Dylan Bruno `94, Warren Ross `94, and Chris Berg `95 all had excellent games, with Dylan and Warren both scoring tries. MIT's other tries were scored by Stefan Budac `95, Harris Gilliam `93, Eric Oliver G, and Duncan Greenalgh. An additional highlight occurred when prop Eric Giguet displayed his versatility by converting the final try.

MIT's remaining matches are at home on the next two Saturdays, with the A team having a good chance to complete the season unbeaten.