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Ultimate Concedes Loss to BC, 15-11

By Mike Jones
Team Member

The ultimate team took on archrival Boston College last Friday afternoon on Briggs Field in the team's biggest game so far in the Boston Fall College Ultimate Conference, also known as the Ultimate Beanpot.

The game was hotly contested, but when the dust settled BC claimed a 1511 victory.

The game began with MIT coming out a bit flat, seemingly nervous after anticipating this game all week. BC jumped out to a 31 lead in the game; games are only played to 15 points. The MIT squad regrouped, began executing their offense with poise, and fought their way to a 64 lead.

BC relied on some great defense to take two of the next three points and leave MIT clinging to a 76 lead. On its next possession, MIT marched the disc up the field to the BC goal line where Andrew Kirmse G saw Ed Hwang '95 running free in the endzone and sent a difficult pass which Hwang caught with a spectacular layout grab to score. The pumped up MIT squad went into halftime leading 86.

The second half began with BC playing very intense defense and scoring 4 unanswered points to take a 108 lead. Although the MIT players put together some nice offensive series, they couldn't consistently move the disc against the speedy BC squad as they did in the first half.

Darkness began to fall and despite some beautiful defensive blocks late in the game by MIT's Ron Phelan '95, BC rode their second half surge to a 1511 victory. As it was last year, the MIT-BC matchup will be an intense one throughout the fall and into the spring season.

Victory at Brandeis

Earlier last week, the MIT ultimate team defeated Brandeis University 156 on Brandeis' home field. MIT was in control of this game the whole way despite the deadly accurate passes of Brandeis' Tross Lawler '93, a former MIT player and current freelance sportswriter.

MIT's record is now 21 in the Ultimate Beanpot. The Beanpot is a newly-formed ultimate conference which includes all the Boston area schools that have ultimate teams: MIT, BC, Harvard University, Boston University, Tufts University, and Brandeis.

MIT will play the Tufts team today.

Despite the loss to BC, MIT still has an excellent shot at making the Beanpot finals that will take place on Sunday, Oct. 30 at MIT.