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Women's Rugby Club Shuts Out Northeastern

By Catherine Foo
Team Member

After a close loss to Wellesley last weekend, the women's rugby team came back this weekend with two decisive victories. They shut out Northeastern University 270 and Tufts University 170.

Due to the absence of the referee, Saturday's game against Northeastern was played as a scrimmage. Joanna Wilson G scored in the first half after MIT battled through some tough Northeastern defense. MIT crashed through the Northeastern B-side team in the second half, with tries scored by Lee Knight '00, Crystal Harris '00, Trelawney Grenfell and Chantalle Forgues and a conversion kick by Beth Haynes '00.

The team's success continued the next day in a rough game against Tufts. Tufts drove play into the MIT end zone for most of the first half but was unable to score against the defense. In the second half, MIT took control of the game, with Harris scoring once, Knight scoring twice, and Haynes kicking the conversion.

The women's rugby team's next game is against Keene State College. The last game of the season will be next Saturday against Bridgewater State College.