Ultimate Wins Six in First ContestBy Andrew Kirmse
Last weekend the ultimate team, Show and Tell, travelled to Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, N.Y. for its first tournament of the season. MIT went undefeated in six games against other Northeast schools.
In pool play on Saturday, MIT swept past Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Vassar College, and Yale University's B team by allowing only three goals while scoring forty-five. They had a tougher time against Wesleyan College, who last spring advanced Nationals, forcing Show and Tell to play intensely throughout both halves to claim the game, 15-8.
Sunday opened with a quick 15-2 victory over Connecticut College, but Yale's undefeated A team loomed large as the tournament finals approached. Determined to beat one of their arch-rivals of last year, Show and Tell jumped to a 4-0 lead without allowing Yale to complete a pass. This defensive onslaught turned out to make the crucial difference in the game, propelling MIT toward a final score of 15-11.
MIT was consistently tough and occasionally sparkled, outscoring opponents by a total of 88-24. Especially encouraging was the solid play of the rookies who joined the team this fall. The next tournament is at Rutgers University on Sept. 25.