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Women's Rugby Tops Providence Ruckers

By Marianne Bitler
team member

The women's rugby football club beat Providence College this Saturday 255 and 250 in a two-game rout to continue undefeated this season.

Jennifer Joy G blitzed past the Providence defense to score the first try of the game. Later in the first half, scrum half Karen Willcox G, scored off a pass from Anne Pepin G on the weak side. The next score was made by inside center Marianne Bitler G and fly half Sara Woodring G, who combined to score off a switch.

An aggressive crash through the Providence defense into the try zone by flanker Katy Quinn G, after heads up penalty play by MIT left the score at 200 at the half.

Providence was more aggressive in the second half, with Joy providing the only MIT score off a breakaway run down the right wing. MIT's pack fought hard holding back the Providence scrum.

Providence however, was able to score in the last few minutes of the game with a long run from their inside center to leave the final score at 255.

In the second game, MIT dominated again. Rookie Dana Ayotte G, had an outstanding game at outside center, scoring twice. Rookie wing Rebecca Morss G also scored in the first half to bring the score to 150.

Hooker Sheri White G scored after the MIT pack forced the Providence forwards into their own try zone, bringing the score to 200. Woodring scored in the last minute of the game off a pass from wing Liz Hick G, who had run the ball halfway down the field to clinch MIT's victory at 250.

The women's rugby club's next game is against Bridgewater State College tomorrow at 11 a.m. at Briggs Field.